Taken from MOD Oracle: The Government has started legislative moves to allow some of Northern Ireland's most infamous on-the-run terrorism suspects to return to the province. Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain faced unionist, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, and Nationalist SDLP and cross-community Alliance Party criticism of the move to enable paramilitaries who fled the province during the Troubles to avoid arrest to be freed on licence once their cases are heard by a special tribunal. Democratic Unionist deputy leader Peter Robinson said the legislation was an abuse of the justice system and an affront to all innocent victims of terrorist violence. "The Government have treated victims with disdain as they have sought to appease Sinn Fein/IRA," the East Belfast MP said. "As part of agreements made with the Ulster Unionists and Sinn Fein, victims have had to endure the sight of the gates of the Maze Prison being flung open and terrorist prisoners allowed to walk free without completing their sentences. "They have also witnessed the ignominy of the destruction of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, the disbandment of the home battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment and the Ulster Defence Regiment at the behest of those very terrorists that they heroically held the line against. "Now pain is to be heaped upon pain to allow fugitives from justice who have committed some of the most heinous atrocities in our history, to freely return to a life in Northern Ireland that their victims can never have, would be the greatest ever abuse of our legal system." As if it's not bad enough that TB has basically shut down the military capability in Ulster, he's now allowing people who committed the worst offences to come back to this new 'relaxed' climate? It's fecking disgusting.