Monday 18 December 2017

Editorial: State papers remind us of need for vigilance

IT IS that time of year again, when the State Papers are opened under the 30-year rule and we get an insight into what our politicians and key policy makers were up to back in 1983.

The events of 30 years ago are worth mulling over again for those who lived through them. For the most part, they are no more edifying and did not improve over time.

For younger people they are vital as they serve as a warning about the need for vigilance and courage to assert citizens' rights and freedoms.

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