Bad news for SF as the dead still won't Disappear
The discovery of human remains threatens to drag up some awkward questions
Sinn Fein has again called on the British government to own up about the extent of security force collusion in the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.
It came after a High Court judge last week denied the family leave to challenge the Prime Minister's refusal to hold an inquiry into the 1989 killing, a decision described by Pat Sheehan, MLA for West Belfast, as an "attempt to continue the cover up of the state's central role in the actions of unionist death squads."
The irony is that had Finucane been murdered by the Provisional IRA and then dumped in a bog south of the border for 30 years, rather than on his own doorstep by loyalist paramilitaries aided and abetted by the security forces, SF would now be expressing regret over the incident, before urging observers to move on, because there's nothing to see here and fixating on the past only damages the peace process. That's what they have done in response to last week's news about the discovery of human remains at a farm in Co Meath.