Hogg's elevation to Lords an insult to collusion victims
Sinn Féin victim spokesperson Chris Hazzard has described Douglas Hogg’s elevation to the British House of Lords as an insult to all those campaigning for truth about British state collusion with loyalist death squads.
Mr Hazzard said,
“Douglas Hogg used parliamentary privilege in 1989 to name Pat Finucane as a solicitor who was sympathetic to the IRA.
“His claims were without any foundation but just two weeks later Pat Finucane was murdered by a UDA gang run by British state forces.
“Douglas Hogg never apologised to the Finucane family nor did he ever produce a shred of evidence to support his disgraceful and discredited claims.
“British prime minister David Cameron has welched on a British government commitment made at Weston Park to hold an independent public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane.
“Douglas Hogg’s elevation to the British House of Lords by the Tory Government adds insult to injury for Pat Finucane’s family and for all those campaigning for the truth into British state collusion with loyalist death squads.”