Friday 15 December 2017

Susan McKay: Britain admits collusion after 23 years, but still no public inquiry

Susan McKay

GERALDINE Finucane has always been clear. What she needs to know about the murder of her husband is not who pulled the trigger but who was pulling their strings. She and her family have spent 23 years campaigning for the truth. Now Desmond de Silva has found that the British state colluded in Pat Finucane's murder in 1989, and that in its aftermath, employees of the state had engaged in a 'relentless attempt to defeat the ends of justice'.

Successive British governments have gone to extreme lengths to suppress the truth about this murder. They have broken countless promises, chief among them one which was a cornerstone of the peace process.

Remember Weston Park, when they called in Judge Cory and said that if he said there was evidence of collusion and called for a public inquiry they'd hold one?

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