Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Whose Limitations?

Theresa May really does not want to include "terrorists as well". Sammy Wilson, who was then the DUP's Press Officer and who is now one of its MPs, chaired the founding rally of the Ulster Resistance, which has never disbanded or disarmed in any way. Ian Paisley (the Elder, so to speak) spoke at that rally, as did Peter Robinson and Ivan Foster.

Emma Little-Pengelly, who is now the DUP MP for Belfast South, is the daughter of Noel Little of the Paris Three. She owed her election last year, for a somewhat improbable seat, to the concerted efforts of the local Loyalist paramilitary organisations, to whom she extended barely coded thanks in her acceptance speech. It is highly unusual for a married woman from her background to continue to use her maiden name, even in hyphenated form. But Noel Little's daughter does so.

If you give one lot an amnesty by means of a statute of limitations, then how do you oppose the same thing for another lot once there has been a change of Government? But this is not really about some squaddie in Northern Ireland so long ago that he is now an old man. This is not even about some squaddie in Afghanistan or Iraq.

I can confirm that a Chambers and Partners Band 1 legal practice (in Belfast, as it happens), which to my utter astonishment had already heard of me, is now on standby to pursue an action to bring about a Coroner's Inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly, an action before the International Criminal Court against those who had brought slavery back to Libya, and an action before the High Court of Justiciary of Scotland inviting it to exercise its declaratory power against Tony Blair and his accomplices in the aggression against Iraq in 2003. We are of course also keeping a very close eye on the situation in Syria, and on the reports from Raqqa.

All of these actions are to begin immediately upon my election to the House of Commons. My crowdfunding page has been taken down without my knowledge or consent. But you can still email instead, and that address accepts PayPal.

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