Minister Johnny Mercer wants to extend proposed amnesty to forces in Northern IrelandJohnny Mercer’s appointment as minister for veterans has prompted Sinn Féin to voice concern that a Boris Johnson-led government would extend a proposed amnesty from prosecution for ex-soldiers to cover those who served in Northern Ireland.Initial briefings suggested the new prime minister had told Mercer – who has campaigned for the amnesty to be extended to cover the Troubles – in a phone call to halt vexatious claims made against all former soldiers. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/29/sinn-fein-concerned-that-soldiers-amnesty-will-include-troubles
Author : Dan Sabbagh
Publish date : 2019-07-29 19:07:07
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