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Kelly - McBride Family Insulted Yet Again

24 July, 2003

Sinn Féin Representative for North Belfast Gerry Kelly has said the announcement that a British Major caught cheating on a game show is being thrown out of the British Army while the killers of Peter McBride are retained 'is yet another insult to the McBride family'.

Mr Kelly said:

"The killers of Peter McBride were welcomed back into their regiment and rearmed after serving a short time in prison. Today we hear that the British Major caught cheating on the TV game show 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' has been thrown out of the British Army.

"These decisions taken together show the contempt with which those in the British military establishment hold Irish lives. It is deemed a more serious matter in their eyes to try and swindle a TV game show than gun down an unarmed teenager yards from his own front door." ENDS

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