WAR CRIMES OF THE ROYAL LANCASHIRE REGIMENT

#1
Accusations were made on Radio 4 today that the Royal Lancashire Regiment were responsible for some of the greatest war crimes that have been committed since the second great war.
The BBC as a part of the British Government has a duty to pass on any evidence it has to the Authorities so that Justice can be done.
If these accusations are without foundation, then the accuser must be held to account for spreading misinformation against the UK armed forces.

This link is to a BBC radio programme broadcast today, the full text may not be available yet but as soon as it is I shall relate it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00krkct
 
#3
What the f**k are you talking about? Royal Lancashire Regiment?
 
#5
jemadarjo said:
Accusations were made on Radio 4 today that the Royal Lancashire Regiment were responsible for some of the greatest war crimes that have been committed since the second great war.
The BBC as a part of the British Government has a duty to pass on any evidence it has to the Authorities so that Justice can be done.
If these accusations are without foundation, then the accuser must be held to account for spreading misinformation against the UK armed forces.

This link is to a BBC radio programme broadcast today, the full text may not be available yet but as soon as it is I shall relate it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00krkct
What has Desert Island Discs with Piers Morgan got to do with the Royal Lancashire Regiment???
 
#6
It was Piers Morgan's Desert Island Disks, when he was asked about the photos that led to his sacking from The Mirror, he alluded to the photos which his paper claimed were of the QLR abusing prisoners/locals, which have not, in his opinion, been satisfactorily explained and that the QLR were later implicated in the death of Baha Mousa.
 
#7
The broadcast seems to have been taken offline. What were the accusations? Made by whom? Someone who called in? If that's the case, it's probably best not to give them any publicity and bite your tongue, as it were.
 
#8
Do you have a strange fetish for Piers Morgan? That's the second thread you've started about him.

Oh, and you might have thought to mention that the programme concerned is Desert Island Discs, which is only
ever repeated once per episode on a , errrmmm, Friday!
 
#9
barbs said:
It was Piers Morgan's Desert Island Disks, when he was asked about the photos that led to his sacking from The Mirror, he alluded to the photos which his paper claimed were of the QLR abusing prisoners/locals, which have not, in his opinion, been satisfactorily explained and that the QLR were later implicated in the death of Baha Mousa.
Oh God.....The f**kwit is trying to make out that the photo's that he paid money for, that were shown to be fake and resulted in someone being SNLR from the TA were, in fact, real photos of real crimes.
 
#10
DeltaDog said:
The broadcast seems to have been taken offline. What were the accusations? Made by whom? Someone who called in? If that's the case, it's probably best not to give them any publicity and bite your tongue, as it were.
It's never online mate.

There is an on going dispute between Roy Plomley's widow and Auntie Beeb:

Because Plomley was a freelance, Desert Island Discs became his copyright. After his death in 1985 it went to his wife, Diana Wong. She still owns it but is now in her eighties and their daughter, Almond, acts for her.

Mother and daughter and the BBC agree on the need to have Plomley mentioned in the credits and the corporation pays Diana an annual sum (£5,000 in 1996, so probably more now). However, the family and the BBC cannot agree on the availability of the show after its weekly broadcast. This is why it is not available to listen to via the BBC’s website. Anybody hoping for that is greeted with this terse message: “For rights reasons, Desert Island Discs is not available as a listen again item.”
 
#12
Kitmarlowe said:
barbs said:
It was Piers Morgan's Desert Island Disks, when he was asked about the photos that led to his sacking from The Mirror, he alluded to the photos which his paper claimed were of the QLR abusing prisoners/locals, which have not, in his opinion, been satisfactorily explained and that the QLR were later implicated in the death of Baha Mousa.
Oh God.....The f**kwit is trying to make out that the photo's that he paid money for, that were shown to be fake and resulted in someone being SNLR from the TA were, in fact, real photos of real crimes.
Fecking weasel, has no one come across him in the smoke and relieved him of his front teeth yet
 
#13
As I'd not turned it off, when I started the car on Sunday morning, the Radio fired into life and 'twas TCM's voice I heard first. I caught the last few words of his self-justification, which was to the effect that if he thought the photos were fake, he'd never have published them. Oddly enough, he didn't mention the fact that Arrsers illustrated that they were, indeed, fake within about six hours of the Mirror hitting the newstands.

Before I had the chance to mutter 'Cnut' at the radio, Kirsty Young asked him about his next piece of music. Apparently, TCM managed to get some pop star (I forget who) to record a marriage proposal for him, so if Piers ever chooses to propose to his girlfriend, he will play this tape/CD to her, with said pop star proposing on Piers' behalf '...if she's ever lucky enough that I decide to ask', said Piers. At which point I did mutter 'Cnut' at the radio and swapped stations.

In essence, a pi55-poor attempt at justifying why he published the photos, with a bid to suggest that they were either (a) accurate or (b) 'an accurate representation' of what the all elements of the Army were up to in Iraq at the time.
 
#14
thegimp said:
Fecking weasel, has no one come across him in the smoke and relieved him of his front teeth yet
Clarkson had a go:

Only one man has been on the end of a Clarkson fist, Piers Morgan who, as the then editor of the Daily Mirror, published allegedly compromising pictures of Clarkson with a woman. Jeremy took such offence that at the 2004 British Press Awards he punched Morgan in the head several times; Morgan claims he still has a scar from a ring Jeremy was wearing.
Link
 
#15
Listened to DID this morning and heard Piers Morgan in relation to his comments re QLR.

Kirsty Young asked him about his sacking from The Mirror and the circumstances surrounding it. - Strangely, no mention of ARRSE (doths cap to ViroBono and others), but you can't have it all ways.

Piers' comments amounted to; "I was sure that the photos were genuine, it has never actually been proven otherwise" (really Piers?) - he went onto say that the QLR were responsible for some of the worst attrocities of the mil op, made specific reference to the death of Baha Musa in custody.

Finished up with a comment, the thrust of which was; "Although, this story was disputed, I stand by it, as the underlying story of British Soldiers committing war crimes was true, even though the incident in question was disputed by some and I have done a public duty in bringing the underlying story out.

Heartening to hear Piers wax lyrical about his relationship with Tony Blair and how much he liked him on a personal level - and how the feeling was mutual, etc.

'nuff said.

edited to add: sorry, have just seen archimedes' post.
 
#16
It would be interesting to see the transcript of what he said.

His newspaper scoop wasn't about Baha Musa, and if he's justifying those photos by 'they were representative of what was happening', then he needs an even bigger kicking than before.

Britain's Got Talent indeed. What a fckwit.
 
#17
whyohwhy said:
It would be interesting to see the transcript of what he said.
Completely agree - writing it up from memory (although archimedes' post confirms my recollection) misses out the exact terms he used

whyohwhy said:
His newspaper scoop wasn't about Baha Musa, and if he's justifying those photos by 'they were representative of what was happening', then he needs an even bigger kicking than before.

Britain's Got Talent indeed. What a fckwit.
my bold - pretty sure those were his words.

Interesting to hear Piers refer to his "frends of mine in the army were telling me..."

"Friends of mine in the military" - surely some mistake Piers? :x
 
#18
ABrighter2006 said:
"Friends of mine in the military" - surely some mistake Piers? :x
Apparently his brother and brother-in-law were in the British Army, and his 'chosen charity' on The Celebrity Apprentice was the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund:

This charity particularly resonates with him because his brother has fought in 2 tours of duty in Iraq and his brother-in-law has fought in 2 tours of duty in Afghanistan. They both have lost several friends and comrades and Piers feels that this is a great charity to play for.
Link
 
#19
DD - aware of the family connections - it was the "friends" comment that didn't compute!

In between expletives being yelled at the radio, did listen with a smile, to hear Piers relating how upsetting the subsequent Mirror frontpage apology was.

Not as upsetting as the bricks, stones, petrol bombs and IED's aimed at BRITFOR in Southern Iraq, in the days and weeks immediately following his "exclusive" being published though, eh Piers?

Anyway, being that Piers evidently has "problems" with Ian Hislop / Private Eye, I am sure that Private Eye will publish comment in relation to Piers' radio appearance.

Oh, and a pretty pizzpoor collection of music as well. Didn't hear which book he would take to a desert island. Pictures, large print and small words would seem to be the way to go though.
 
#20
DeltaDog said:
ABrighter2006 said:
"Friends of mine in the military" - surely some mistake Piers? :x
Apparently his brother and brother-in-law were in the British Army, and his 'chosen charity' on The Celebrity Apprentice was the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund:

This charity particularly resonates with him because his brother has fought in 2 tours of duty in Iraq and his brother-in-law has fought in 2 tours of duty in Afghanistan. They both have lost several friends and comrades and Piers feels that this is a great charity to play for.
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Alas he is still a cnut. Nothing will expunge the blot of "those" pictures.....
 

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