Lethal Allies – The Westminster Debate

The SDLP's Mark Durkan had some tough questions for the MOD last week about collusion between loyalists and the security forces in the 1970s.

Durkan called a Westminster Hall debate to discuss revelations of the involvement of RUC and UDR members in the Glennane Gang – responsible for the deaths of some 120 people – documented in Anne Cadwallader's new book, Lethal Allies (extracts available here).

Defence Minister Anna Soubry responded that these were matters for the police, but seemed obliquely to acknowledge the difficulties caused by HMIC's recent report on the Historical Inquiries Team, which means there is currently no human rights-compliant police unit competent to investigate.

You can watch the Westminster Hall debate here, starting at 4.30pm.






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