Wednesday 22 November 2017

Publish letters and be damned

Two days into the presidential election campaign and it is clear that the issue of letters written by Senator David Norris in 1997 seeking clemency for his former partner after he had been convicted of the statutory rape of a 15-year-old boy will not go away.

Although Mr Norris has published the letter which he wrote to the Israeli Supreme Court, he has doggedly refused to publish at least six other letters that he wrote to prominent Israeli figures in connection with the case.

More worryingly, the reasons he has given for not disclosing these letters seem to have changed.

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