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#Finucane: was Nelson a rogue or rogue agent?

Tue 3 December 2013, 4:30pm
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Tweet The Attorney General is going to find it harder and harder to sell his no more inquiries, no more investigations proposal. Particularly so when the improvised methods of ‘investigation’ appear to have been little more than tactics for the British government to avoid decommissioning its own violent legacy. Far from finally drawing a line […] more »

#Finucane: this report is a sham, this report is a whitewash

Wed 12 December 2012, 4:58pm

Tweet So now we’ve had the publication of the latest report into the killing of Pat Finuance in 1989 courtsey of Rt Hon Desmond de Silva QC (full text here). The surprise that David Cameron articulated in the Commons today, much like with Saville, is merely the formal admission of what has long been accepted by most other […] more »

“Is Scappaticci getting to that time of life when he wants to talk about his role in the conflict…”

Wed 30 March 2011, 3:08pm

Tweet In the Belfast Telegraph, Alan Murray asks some pertinent questions ahead of the Smithwick Tribunal’s public hearing stage.  From the Belfast Telegraph article What Hurst ['Martin Ingram'] has told Judge Smithwick so far about Stakeknife’s role along the border and whether it has relevance to his tribunal we are not allowed to know. What we do […] more »

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