Sinn Féin lose legal action against IMC

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Sinn Féin’s legal action against the IMC has failed. Announced in December 2005, the legal action made it to the High Court in London in December last year. According to the report of the judgement the delay in taking legal action, from the time of the setting up of the IMC, would have counted against Sinn Féin in any event.. ANYway..

In today`s judgment, the judges rejected all Sinn Fein accusations.

Adds Another report here More Peter Hain, finally, has a High Court ruling he agrees with.. And Meanwhile, Sinn Féin don’t agree with the ruling..From the statement by SF MLA, and MP for Newry & Armagh, Conor Murphy

“Sinn Féin are determined to maintain our absolute opposition to the malign role played by the IMC as the securocrats mouthpiece. When this group was first established we stated that we would explore all legal and political avenues to remove its destructive influence over the peace process. We remain committed to that agenda.”

Btw, there’s another IMC report due soon…

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  • Henry94

    In today`s judgment, the judges rejected all Sinn Fein accusations.

    They pointed out that, since funding was restored on November 1 2005, subsequent IMC reports “have all supported the continuation of such financial assistance, or at least have provided no basis for withholding it again”.

    Talk about missing the point. Completely nutty. There must have been some other basis to the ruling.

  • seabhac siúlach

    Perhaps a timely reminder to Provo Sinn Fein (PSF) of how the British justice system they are signing up to works in practise?

    Was this court case taken for the optics? Did anyone seriously believe that a British court would overturn decisions by the British govt.? Absurdly naive…

    By taking such an action in British crown courts (Dieu et mon Droit,etc.), has PSF (em, those ‘republicans’) not already compromised on the whole notion of justice/law, etc. We must assume that they would have approved of a decision in their favour so they would have then accepted the British rule of law…where does this leave their stand on policing? One accepts the rulings of law courts, justice, etc. but for some reason have trouble witht he ‘bobby’ on the beat?

    Large dollops of hypocrisy all around, I think…

  • gerry

    very good points SS