not working' and are too focused on police and Army, MP claimsInquiries into killings during The Troubles are “disproportionately” focused on the police and Army , the N
orthern Ireland Secretary said yesterday. Cabinet Minister James Brokenshire said the controversial investigations were “not working” and backed the “vast majority” of soldiers and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) as having served with “distinction”. The Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Legacy Investigation Branch is investigating m
ore than 3,200 killings in the province between 1969 and 2004, with numerous former soldiers facing prosecution for killings. Among them are 75-year-old Dennis Hutchings, from Cornwall, who has been charged with the attempted murder of a man with learning difficulties, John Pat Cun皇冠香港马会一肖特 ningham, in 1974. John Pat Cunningham (Image: PA) Read MoreRelated ArticlesBritish soldier who shot father as he was driving backfiring van in Northern Ireland named by coroner Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Brokenshire said: “I am clear the current system is not working and we are in danger of seeing the past rewritten. “It is also clear the current focus is disproportionately on those who worked for the state - former members of the Armed Forces and the RUC, the
vast majority of whom served in Northern Ireland with great courage, professionalism and distinction.” (Image: Popperfoto/Getty Images) News of the enquiries come after a senior Tory politician admitted to having been kind of a torturer during The Troubles. Bob Stewart made the startling admission as he recounted how he spent some of his time during The Troubles. Stewart, who is MP for Beckenham, was speaking on BBC 5 Live and said that torture is sometimes justified before revealing he himself had used some now-forbidden techniq
ues in his seven operational tours of Northern Ireland. He told the programme: Technically as you look at it today I was a kind of a torturer.