And 46 years on the blood keeps drip, drip, dripping! Today we have the news that 'Sgt. O', a 76-year old, army veteran of 'The Troubles' (what a euphemism that is!) who is partially paralysed following a stroke, was questioned for 6-7 hours by the police in 2016 for events which took place during what is now called "Bloody Sunday" in Ulster in 1972. Lest you have forgotten, or perhaps you weren't even born, this was the day that the murderous IRA set up a civil rights demo behind which they hid in order to shoot at British soldiers. Since then, former IRA members have been sent official, so-called 'comfort letters' assuring them that they will never be investigated or charged for any suspected activities and this includes, for example, John Downey who was released from court when charged with the Hyde Park bomb attack which killed four Horse Guardsmen and seven of their horses.
The gutlessness of various British governments who have washed their hands of all responsibility for this ludicrous exercise in non-justice is sickening. In effect, a general amnesty has operated for both catholic and protestant suspects but nothing has been done to protect elderly and infirm British soldiers from this bureaucratic, legalistic parody of justice. The Telegraph has an excellent summary of the history of this farrago.