Owen Paterson – 2010 Comments on Young Victims of Terrorism

The comments made by Owen Paterson, the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on 4 August 2010.

Anyone who meets victims of terrorism, especially young victims, cannot fail to be moved by the personal tragedy that they have suffered. But the contrast between the positive hope and inspiration of these young people and the emptiness of those who visited evil upon them could not be more stark.

There are still a small number people in our community intent on creating more victims, as evidenced in Londonderry and Bangor this week. The young people of Project Common Bond put them to shame.