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Episode Info: t of Bill Clinton. But what they didn't do was concede to each other.” He adds: “I want to know what you're going to do to protect the other community.  And literally that's where you change the conversation to.” But Peter, a former senior RUC officer, also argues that the history of The Troubles should not be ignored, yet needs to be handled with enormous care to avoid re-traumatising victims and survivors.   He says that he had conversations with Martin McGuinness and others in which he said that each had to accept they had different stories and understanding of the past.  Each has to accept the other has their own version of what happened and why.  “I think once you can get people to think in that way, then you have the possibility of being able to look to the future. Because the way we are doing it now is that we're going back over 40 years trying to decide who's right and who's wrong in every instance. And we will still not agree.” Peter adds that any referendum on a united Ireland has to learn from the mistakes of the Brexit referendum.  “The first thing I think we have to do is to not do what we're doing at the minute, which is saying we have to have a border poll.  No, to me it's a bit like what people did in Brexit. Let's have a border poll to say yes or no. And then we'll decide.  We have not had the conversation to say what might this means for the Irish flag, for the Irish national anthem, all of the other arrangements in terms of policing, environment, health, education.  You can’t make a quick decision on something as complex as that.” Holywell Trust receives support for the Forward Together Podcast through the Media Grant Scheme and Core Funding Programme of Community Relations Council and Good Relations Core Funding Programme of Derry City and Strabane District Council.  ...
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