Cllr Dr Anne McCloskey: British Justice = No Justice
Aontú Cllr for Derry Dr Anne McCloskey has called out the disgraceful decision by British prosecutors to not prosecute any more soldiers for the massacres on Bloody Sunday – another fine example of British justice meaning no justice for the people of Ireland.
Dr McCloskey: “The decision today is yet another slight against the memories of those peaceful people of Derry slaughtered in cold blood by British troops. Bloody Sunday is a day etched permanently and painfully into the memory of every man, woman and child hailing from the six counties. Nigh on 50 years on, the British actions to not prosecute British troops for the murders they perpetrated is as unsurprising as it is despicable. Many of the people I have spoken to sadly did not expect anything to come of the British investigations. The reality is that British authorities have never been transparent or legitimate in how they have acted in the North – today was just another crystal clear example of their malfeasance. Tony Blair admitted it was murder, and even the arch-Tory David Cameron admitted it was unacceptable.”
“In Aontú, we have members of our organisation who lived through Bloody Sunday and suffered from Bloody Sunday. This is a wound that has never healed and will never heal. The Tories in Britain have shown that the people of Ireland are worth nothing to them – not deserving of justice and not deserving of truth. The message from the British government to our people is this: ‘what was done on Bloody Sunday was, is and always will be acceptable in the eyes of the British government.’ The people of Derry, and the people of the North were not surprised by today’s appalling announcement, because we have known the truth for a long time: British justice means no justice.”