Friday, 28 February 2014
"Secret" deals not to prosecute IRA men. Were they THAT secret, and why were some still prosecuted?
Gerry McGeough was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2011. In 1981 he shot and severely wounded Mr Sammy Brush, a postman and off-duty UDR soldier. He failed in an attempt to gain a RPM (Royal Prerogative of Mercy) and the trial judges rejected a claim that Sinn Fein and the government colluded to get him imprisoned. This even though "The Belfast Telegraph" reported in 2010 that he had received a Royal Pardon
But the facts hint at a different story. McGeough was arrested in Omagh in 2007 while attending the count for the elections to the Stormont assembly. He was standing as an Independent candidate. Note that, "Independent".
He left Sinn Fein in 2001 and in the 2004 European Election he supported the campaign of Justin Barrett. Barrett is opposed to immigration into |The Irish Republic and like McGeough is a traditionalist and Roman Catholic.
So there we have it. An alleged mass murderer who is still "on-side" is free to walk the streets while a man who's Nationalism is more traditional is jailed. Collusion??? What do YOU think.
TamesideCitizen will not be working over the weekend. He regrets he has a hospital appointment for heart treatment. Back in a couple of days.