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British government must stop delaying access to truth about collusion - McCartney

14 May, 2015 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has said the British government must end its tactic of delaying access to the truth about collusion. 

Mr McCartney said; 

"I was at the court today for the close of the judicial review into the failure of the British government to hold a full inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane. 

"Throughout the course of this judicial review the court heard mounting evidence of Britain's complete and total failure to honour its commitment, made at Weston Park, to fully investigate the killing. 

"Details emerged which found that senior British government officials were concerned that details which would come out during an inquiry would be worse than anything coming out of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

"This case follows a judicial review into the failure of the Historical Enquiries Team to publish a report into the activities of the Glenanne gang which was involved in more than 100 murders, including the Dublin and Monaghan bombings. 

"It also comes after revelations which found that RUC Special Branch handed over guns to agents which were later used in 60 killings.

"The British government cannot ignore the fact that its forces and agents were involved in collusion and murder and it must stop delaying the truth. 

"Sinn Féin will continue to support the Finucane family in their long campaign for access to truth and justice."

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