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During his first PMQ, Boris Johnson gave seldom an answer to a question, it was mostly his bluster and campaign speech. One question he did answer quite specificly ... a leadership campaign promise.

Boris Johnson to end 'unfair' prosecution of Troubles veterans

Mr Johnson, speaking from his campaign headquarters, also reportedly promised to appoint a Veterans Minister if he is chosen to lead Britain.

    "We need to end unfair trials of people who served their Queen and country when no new evidence has been produced, and when the accusations have already been exhaustively questioned in court. We must protect people against unfair prosecutions. And I will."

Tory MP Johnny Mercer accuses Theresa May of 'betraying' Troubles veterans over leaked memo
How were armed forces personnel prosecuted for fatalities during the Troubles in Northern Ireland?

by Oui on Fri Jul 26th, 2019 at 05:10:41 PM EST
tbh given that both IRA nad unionist terrorists have received clemency and immunity from prosecution, I think it's only justice that soldiers get the same.

This would clear a way for a truth and reconciliation process that would finally clear up some of the worst injustices of the Troubles

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Jul 26th, 2019 at 06:49:45 PM EST
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"received clemency and immunity"

I understand they have not!

    "Nobody in my view should be immune from prosecution. I don't believe in amnesties, I don't believe in wiping away what happened in the past because people on all sides are still living with that hurt and I believe that all the people who were involved in those heinous crimes should be open to prosecution.

    "The Good Friday Agreement now means that people can only ever serve two years, but I think the families should be entitled to their day in court.

    "I think all organisations, state or paramilitary, should come forward and tell people the truth."

From what I understand, there is no peace in NI, just a truce to lay down arms.

Northern Ireland Conflict
Hyde Park Bombing - John Downey

Recent publicatons ...

Investigation of Former Armed Forces Personnel who served in Northern Ireland - June 2019 [pdf]
Court of Appeal: John Downey loses appeal against order for his surrender to Northern Ireland | Irish Legal News - July 10, 2019 |

by Oui on Fri Jul 26th, 2019 at 07:56:10 PM EST
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