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mop 1

Daily express.POLL: Should British soldiers face courts over historic Northern Ireland incidents? VOTE

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  1. 1. Do you think former members of the armed forces should be prosecuted for alleged crimes committed during the Troubles?

    • Yes
      1
    • No
      3
    • Don’t Know
      1


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BORIS JOHNSON has prompted a backlash from Tory MPs after it emerged his deal to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland risked opening up new probes into thousands of veterans for their actions during the Troubles But do you think former members of the armed forces should be prosecuted for alleged crimes committed during the Troubles? https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1227612/boris-johnson-news-northern-ireland-power-share-deal-stormont-northern-ireland-veterans   My vote is a BIG NO.

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BlueBob

No easy yes or no and depends on loads of factors.  From a policing perspective, if the same was applied, historic murders etc would also have a cut of date at which there is no longer a prosecution.  There are nuances about activities within military operations that make it far more complex, perhaps it could/should be managed within the military justice system or A.N.Other way.   Not saying there could not or should not be an investigation, its whether it leads to a prosecution that really is the final issue, but of course knowing that will also impinge on any investigation.  

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Zulu 22

The answer is an emphatic No. Tony Blair saw fit to give a c art blanche get out letter for IRA terrorist murders. We see soldiers facing prosecution for defending themselves against terrorists. 

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Ether

Yes is clear evidence of a crime exists, no if it doesn’t meet evidential standards 

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mop 1
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20 hours ago, Zulu 22 said:

The answer is an emphatic No. Tony Blair saw fit to give a c art blanche get out letter for IRA terrorist murders. We see soldiers facing prosecution for defending themselves against terrorists. 

I agree with your comment as a ex RCT man  who served in NI.

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