Karen Bradley

Karen Bradley: 'I am not shying away from my responsibility'
Karen Bradley has denied she is "shying away" from her responsibility to help release compensation for victims of historical institutional abuse (HIA).

'To me she is using victims as a political football'

Institutional abuse victim Marty Adams on meeting NI Secretary of State about compensation
Marty Adams, who was abused at Rathgael training school in Bangor, is from 'Survivors Together'. It is one of several victims' groups that met Karen Bradley this week about compensation for those who have suffered institutional abuse. Senior civil servants have warned that it may take up to two years before any such claims are processed. Different narratives have also emerged over the number of issues politicians need to reach agreement on regarding the compensation issue. The parties are adamant they were given four issues, only to be faced - on Monday - with an additional eleven matters to consider. However the Northern Ireland Office says there were always more than four issues to consult on.