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Staunton - Double Standards Over McBride Case

20 August, 2003

Speaking on the day the Major Charles Ingram left the British Army after being dismissed for cheating on a game show, Sinn Féin Representative for North Belfast Kathy Staunton said:

"Charles Ingram leaves the British Army today after being dismissed for cheating on a game show. Also today in the same army the convicted murders of Peter McBride will lift weapons and go about their duties as normal.

"When these two cases are contrasted it shows the hypocrisy and double standards which operate at the core of the British Military Establishment. They deem cheating on a game show a sackable offence yet gunning down an unarmed Irish teenager his own country yards from his front door does not merit such action." ENDS

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