I thought that David Cameron struck exactly the right tone when he released the Saville report today and apologised for a gross error almost four decades ago. A very fine speech to the House and he should be commended for it.
It has taken almost forty years, but the government has apologised for the lies, the spin and misinformation - intentional or otherwise - that blighted the memory of fourteen civilians shot down by soldiers who have defiled the name and honour of the Army and their country, who were badly led and uncontrolled and whose actions contributed to the following decades of violence and seemingly intractable political deadlock.
As the PM said,
What happened should never, ever have happened