British Soldiers Failed by Trouble Inquiry

  • Posted on 30 Jan 2017
  • 02 min read

“British soldiers are being failed by Troubles inquiry, Northern Ireland Secretary concedes.

James Brokenshire, the Northern Ireland Secretary, concedes there is an apparent “imbalance” that has led to a “disproportionate” focus on criminal inquiries involving former soldiers.

The system for investigating murders committed in Northern Ireland during the Troubles “is not working” because it is targeting soldiers rather than terrorists, the Government has admitted.

Writing in the Telegraph, James Brokenshire, the Northern Ireland Secretary, concedes there is an apparent “imbalance” that has led to a “disproportionate” focus on criminal inquiries involving former soldiers.

“I am clear the current system is not working and we are in danger of seeing the past rewritten,” he says.

The Cabinet minister’s admission will fuel urgent demands to end a series of police investigations into historical killings, many of them more than 40 years old.

Story Credit: Robert Mendick, Chief Reporter Daily Telegraph

Picture Credit: Credit: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock/James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock

Full article here: www.telegraph.co.uk/…/…/28/soldiers-failed-troubles-inquiry/

Veterans marched on Saturday 28 January to highlight the issue. Listen to Robin Horsfall’s speech to the Veterans here: https: https://youtu.be/Er09hNYia90

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