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Billy Wright Report Issued: Negligence but no collusion in his murder


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UTV Live Tonight is to examine the life and death of Billy Wright, a.k.a. King Rat, in a special programme at 10.30pm tonight.

UTV News - Wright inquiry to answer collusion question

The report into Wright's murder is to be released tomorrow. Wright was shot by a three-strong INLA gang inside the Maze prison in December 1997. The former Mid-Ulster UVF commander, who went on to found the Loyalist Volunteer Force, was an opponent of the developing peace process.

Wright's father believes that the authorities were complicit in the murder as they knew the INLA inmates were planning to kill Wright and that they'd previously smuggled a gun into Maghaberry jail. Even so the gang was moved to the Maze and into the same block as LVF prisoners. A series of apparent security lapses facilitated King Rat's murder.
 


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Yep, Wright was an asset who became a liability.
 

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Yep, Wright was an asset who became a liability.
I think if there's one paramilitary who emerged throughout The Troubles who we can say was NOT an informer it would be Wright.

He died with every Nationalist group and almost every Loyalist group targeting him, was jailed for EIGHT YEARS on the word of a woman who said he threatened to kill her and was killed inside the most secure prison in Europe.

Doesn't sound like anyone was looking out for him, does it?
 

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I think if there's one paramilitary who emerged throughout The Troubles who we can say was NOT an informer it would be Wright.

He died with every Nationalist group and almost every Loyalist group targeting him, was jailed for EIGHT YEARS on the word of a woman who said he threatened to kill her and was killed inside the most secure prison in Europe.

Doesn't sound like anyone was looking out for him, does it?
King Rat was offed for threatening exposure. How can you live here and not know this?
 

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King Rat was offed for threatening exposure. How can you live here and not know this?
Nonsense.

Do you find it so hard to believe there might have been ONE Loyalist paramilitary who wasn't 'trained, armed and directed' by British spooks? :rolleyes:
 

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Nonsense.

Do you find it so hard to believe there might have been ONE Loyalist paramilitary who wasn't 'trained, armed and directed' by British spooks? :rolleyes:
Wright went rogue and prepared his whistle. Ya know, the LVF and all that? :rolleyes: You remember the LVF, don't you British Citizen? The Protestants who beheaded Catholics in 1999 in the name of Queen and Country?
 

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Wright went rogue and prepared his whistle. Ya know, the LVF and all that? :rolleyes: You remember the LVF, don't you British Citizen? The Protestants who beheaded Catholics in 1999 in the name of Queen and Country?
Beheaded???
 

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Wright went rogue and prepared his whistle. Ya know, the LVF and all that? :rolleyes: You remember the LVF, don't you British Citizen? The Protestants who beheaded Catholics in 1999 in the name of Queen and Country?
Umm, you do realise that the current (and long time member stretching back to the early days) leader of the LVF in Lurgan is a Catholic?

He was arrested and questioned over the murder of Martin O'Hagan, do you not read the Sunday World? How can you live here and not know that? :)
 

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Beheaded???
Yes.


Umm, you do realise that the current (and long time member stretching back to the early days) leader of the LVF in Lurgan is a Catholic?

He was arrested and questioned over the murder of Martin O'Hagan, do you not read the Sunday World? How can you live here and not know that? :)
Yes I realise. No I didn't deny it, I wouldn't deny it because its completely irrelevant. Why don't you stop trying to troll/derail this thread? Theres a stark difference between 1997-2001 LVF and the drugs-cartel of about 15 men it currently is.
 

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Yes.




Yes I realise. No I didn't deny it, I wouldn't deny it because its completely irrelevant. Why don't you stop trying to troll/derail this thread? Theres a stark difference between 1997-2001 LVF and the drugs-cartel of about 15 men it currently is.
Now now, you're making an eejit of yourself! The same LVF leader tortured and murdered David Keys in the Maze prison, he was up to his neck in it from the earliest days.

You stated that the LVF were protestants who murdered Catholics, you were wrong. They were Loyalists, but not exclusively protestants.
 

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I think if there's one paramilitary who emerged throughout The Troubles who we can say was NOT an informer it would be Wright.
That's what people said about Scap.

He died with every Nationalist group and almost every Loyalist group targeting him, was jailed for EIGHT YEARS on the word of a woman who said he threatened to kill her and was killed inside the most secure prison in Europe.

Doesn't sound like anyone was looking out for him, does it?
He had become a liability, a liability with a lot of secrets.
 

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billy wright was a fungus,a lowlife not even good enough to be called a scumbag.
rot in peace
 

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Now now, you're making an eejit of yourself! The same LVF leader tortured and murdered David Keys in the Maze prison, he was up to his neck in it from the earliest days.

You stated that the LVF were protestants who murdered Catholics, you were wrong. They were Loyalists, but not exclusively protestants.
What to hell has the fact that some random loyalist is a (child) convert to Protestantism got to do with this thread? Nothing whatsaoever!

Stay on-topic.

Billy Wright
 

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That's what people said about Scap.
When was he ever jailed for eight years solely on the word of a woman who said he had threatened to kill her?
 

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Plenty of low-lifes on this show.
Apart from Billy & the Rat Pack we got Willie Gallagher and Jackie McD
 

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Plenty of low-lifes on this show.
Apart from Billy & the Rat Pack we got Willie Gallagher and Jackie McD
Now if you really want to talk about informers......
 

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