Police agent suspected of providing Wright killer’s gun…

WHILE most of the media concentrated on the theft of a laptop belonging to a barrister who represents prison service staff in the Billy Wright Inquiry the other day, of as much (if not far greater) significance was the revelation that the man suspected of smuggling a gun into prison for Billy Wright‘s killer was a Special Branch agent. The news is surprising only because the document exists and hasn’t been destroyed by the Prison Service or police, which the inquiry has basically accused of lying recently. In another development, Finance Minister Peter Robinson has been called to testify before the inquiry and is likely to face questions about a visit he paid to Wright in early 1997 – around the time the LVF was aligning itself into the paramilitary wing of the anti-agreement party.

  • Prince Eoghan

    Ach we live in interesting times.

    How long before we get those nice middle class Unionists out excusing/denying their then politicians were in league with terrorists.

  • Briso

    Thanks for blogging this BG.

  • ulsterfan

    PE
    I am a nice middle class Unionist who will never excuse or condone a unionist politician who was in league with any terrorist because we saw how the body politic was corrupted when republican politicians got into bed with terrorists.

  • RepublicanStones

    ulsterfan, the body politic was corrupt from day 1 of Carson setting up his own little statelet, and it wasn’t republicans or nationalists of any hue, as they didn’t get a look in !

  • It will be interesting to see if any nationalist makes a lot of noise about this apparent collusion in murder.

  • Fitzy

    sadly watchman, there will be little to no noise made by anyone, republican/nationalist or unionist/loyalist on this issue.
    unionist/loyalists either don’t care, don’t want to admit collusion in fear that it would encourage the mainly nationalist effort to expose collusion, or are unwilling to admit that they have been duped by the state into believing that they were part of the same team.
    republicans and nationalists on the other hand won’t make much noise because, contrary to the pure definition and stated agendas of their parties/causes, they only care about collusion against members of their own political ilk. you might find beardy buck or one of his cronies having a meeting with billy wrights da to create the illusion that he cares, but it certainly won’t be one of the cases that he pursue’s as part of his overall political agenda. that’s reserved for finucane, nelson, bloody sunday etc. not that those aren’t incredibly important, it’s just the only thing in their scope.

  • Padraig

    And I always thought it was Mo Mowlem who brought the gun in.

    Billy had to go, he was a threat to the peace process, and all such threats have been “removed” or neutralised by the Government, Billy, Stone, Johnny Adair, Fulton and the rest.

    Billy was practically interned, 97 witnesses against one, given a savage sentence, and then murdered on the Government’s orders.

    Everyone here in Andytown knows that.

  • RepublicanStones

    i’ll gladly sign a petition to help uncover the truth of this colonist militia death squad commanders demise, because it would help unionists realise the folly of their misplaced and blind loyalty to their colonial overlords. im up for anything that will drag into the light the underhanded machinations of the british govt.

  • Conor in Korea

    Watcheman/Fitz,

    State murder should always be investigated in a civil(!) society. Too often governments preach a moral superiority over what they term terrorists yet see no irony in engaging in terrorism themselves. Murder is murder.

  • Comrade Stalin

    I am a nice middle class Unionist who will never excuse or condone a unionist politician who was in league with any terrorist

    But you’ll vote for them. That’s the problem.

  • Comrade Stalin

    fitzy:

    unionist/loyalists either don’t care, don’t want to admit collusion in fear that it would encourage the mainly nationalist effort to expose collusion, or are unwilling to admit that they have been duped by the state into believing that they were part of the same team.

    Actually, you’re completely wrong about this. DUP politicians have taken a close interest in the enquiry into Wright’s death, and they have lobbied the government that it should take place. This is, of course, completely and totally inconsistent with their opposition to enquiries that didn’t involve dead loyalists.

    My opinion is that since the death penalty is outlawed and since we are supposed to have a justice and penal system, any cases where the state is deemed to have intentionally killed someone needs to be investigated, irrespective of whom the victim was.

  • ulsterfan

    CS
    your post of 09.03 is rather silly. In order to make your statement you must know how I will vote.
    Please tell me how you got this information because I do not know myself where I will place my X next time around.

  • Prince Eoghan

    >>I am a nice middle class Unionist who will never excuse or condone a unionist politician who was in league with any terrorist

    But you’ll vote for them. That’s the problem.<< As ever Tovarich we are as one on this one. Ulsterfan It doesn't take a big leap of imagination to figure that Unionists vote for Unionist parties. Unless you wish to claim otherwise?

  • Fitzy

    CS –
    i should have added the word ‘seriously’ so that it read ‘unionist/loyalists either don’t seriously care’. certainly the dup have raised the issue, but in my opinion, such words are pure politics and not campaigns for human rights.

  • gareth mccord

    we all have to give credit were credits due! the spooks have played there cards well in placing their agents in prime positions within each party and para groupings. we just have to look at the names and then the pieces will fit clearly together to form the puzzle of cover ups collusion murder and top jobs. mcguiness(i.r.a.) paisly(d.u.p.)john bunter graham(u.v.f.) jackie mcdonald (u.d.a.) and we all know alot more but as we are seeing and reading more and more of the cream(agents) rising to the top for us all to see and read about!

  • Belfast Gonzo

    Keep an eye out tomorrow, as the INLA/police agent is expected to be named.