Bloody Sunday decision ‘inflicts further injustice’ on victims’ families, Senator says

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/bloody-sunday-decision-inflicts-further-injustice-on-victims-families-senator-says-1.3826241

The Irish And British News Media, And The Bloody Sunday Massacre

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The Irish press is giving ample coverage to the disappointing decision by the authorities in the United Kingdom to prosecute only one former member of the British Army’s notorious Parachute Regiment for his participation in the Bloody Sunday Massacre of January 1972, when soldiers attacked a civil rights rally in the city of Derry, killing fourteen men and boys. As expected, the news media in the UK itself is doing its best to defend the reputation of its Armed Forces and its thirty-year “dirty war” in Ireland, glossing over the criminal record of the “Paras” established several months before the events in Derry during the Ballymurphy Massacre of August 1971, when the unit murdered eleven people in Belfast, including a Catholic priest. Judging by the newspaper articles published today in Britain and elsewhere, the Ministry of Defence and the supporters of the military have done an excellent job…

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UK’s Theresa May Claims “Legally Binding Changes” To Unchanged Backstop

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The United Kingdom’s inevitable climb down over its objections to the Backstop Protocol in the Draft Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union would be somewhat embarrassing if it wasn’t surpassed by the even greater embarrassment created by Prime Minister Theresa May and her desperate attempts to argue that “legally binding changes” to the protocol can now be found in ancillary documents issued by the UK and the EU. The grandly titled Instrument relating to the agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and the related Joint Statement supplementing the Political Declaration setting out framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland contain no amendments to the text of the Backstop Protocol. Nor do they cancel the application of the Protocol as already…

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Bloody Sunday prosecutions ‘would set dangerous precedent for future Army operations’ – Belfast Newsletter

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/bloody-sunday-prosecutions-would-set-dangerous-precedent-for-future-army-operations-1-8842244

Eamonn McCann warns of ‘seething anger’ if Bloody Sunday soldiers not prosecuted – Belfast Newsletter

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/eamonn-mccann-warns-of-seething-anger-if-bloody-sunday-soldiers-not-prosecuted-1-8842238

The Parliamentary Review :: May faces pressure after investigation uncovers tax haven funding

https://www.theparliamentaryreview.co.uk/news/may-faces-pressure-after-investigation-uncovers-tax-haven-funding

‘Bloody Sunday a job well done and not all victims innocent,’ says ex-Parachute Regiment soldier – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/bloody-sunday-a-job-well-done-and-not-all-victims-innocent-says-exparachute-regiment-soldier-37884458.html