All NI campaign and decorations are to be posted to the Met police, who with the aid of Sinn Fein, will re-award them to the far more worthy Sinn Feiners and ex-PIRA members, who should have received them in the first place. :'(
As protectors of the people of the United Kingdom it is our duty to obey UK law
How many terrorist investigations and sentences have been overturned due to "unsafe" conviction? i know they are not all the Met'sHMP Ford Open is full of Rupert types who thought they were brighter than Mr Plod
I recently had a conversation with a friend who was around at that time in NI (and anyone who has read my threads knows what an unabashed, shameless Irishphile I am), when we discussed the indigenous population. Does anyone agree with me (Foggy, Shamus et al - please feel free to jump in and defend your honour!!!) and my mate that the folks who live in NI have a peculiarly 'plastic bubble' view of their world and the world that exists outside of NI? In other words, when you have spent any time in NI (even as a Brit) you become cocooned in a kind of 'NI mentality' where the normal 'rules of engagement/social norms/liberal type laws' take on a whole new (and different?) meaning.The main corruption cases of the last 10 years have come from either 1)selling intelligence to criminal organisations or 2) Using the sources intelligence for private enterprise, often splitting the proceeds. Please don't tell me that in 30 years of troubles all the army's handlers have been paragons of virtue
Good point Foggy (and thanks for not chewing my head off!). As with what's happening to Tim Collins at the moment, will the background to the case, the style of the personalities involved and the manner in which they communicate their intent, be factored in to any conclusions drawn?!I am of the opinion though that some of the decisions made, if uncovered, will not stand up to contemporary scrutiny simply because they were of their time. If they are to be brought out into the public forum, they need to be examined in their entireity, not just the bits and pieces that suits certain political parties agendas.