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Bloody Sunday families offered £50,000 compensation - justice or a derisory penny offering?


ruserious

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It doesn't replace a loved one, but holding out for more would suggest of looking to gain from tragedy imo.
 

wombat

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The Brits are paying, who cares?
 

Sister Mercedes

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And we wonder why Kenny didn't apologize for the Laundries. Is everything in this country about compensation?
 

between the bridges

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50k is a miserable sum, nothing can compensate for the loss of a loved one. However it is much more than many victims families received and almost 5 times the amount of the Eames Bradley proposal to pay £12,000 to all victims families...
 

eoghanacht

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50k is a miserable sum, nothing can compensate for the loss of a loved one. However it is much more than many victims families received and almost 5 times the amount of the Eames Bradley proposal to pay £12,000 to all victims families...

Couldn't resist a bit of whataboutery could ye.
 

Levellers

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That amount is an insult - considering that not only were they murdered but then false accusations were made against them.
 

Evergreenfinch

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Couldn't resist a bit of whataboutery could ye.
He has made a point! Is my father's family less worthy because it was Loyalist terrorists killed his brother and not the British Army or RUC?

I don't think any compensation should be paid, let them chase the soldiers through the courts and receive the same justice everyone else who are victims of the Troubles will receive! NONE!!
 

eoghanacht

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He has made a point! Is my father's family less worthy because it was Loyalist terrorists killed his brother and not the British Army or RUC?
I'm sure he's proud you grew up a self hating Loyalist, but no it's not less worthy good luck in bringing a case though

I don't think any compensation should be paid, let them chase the soldiers through the courts and receive the same justice everyone else who are victims of the Troubles will receive! NONE!!
Stop being an embittered cow will ye.
 

eoghanacht

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And we wonder why Kenny didn't apologize for the Laundries. Is everything in this country about compensation?
Jaysus any other day you'd be telling us the North is a different country.
 

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Sync

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He has made a point! Is my father's family less worthy because it was Loyalist terrorists killed his brother and not the British Army or RUC?
Yes of course they are, the same as someone who is assaulted by a guard under instructions from their command can expect more than someone assaulted by a mugger. What a stupid question.
 

between the bridges

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Couldn't resist a bit of whataboutery could ye.
I stated facts, I stated no amount can compensate, and i included all victims and yet you accuse me of whataboutery, pathetic away and take a good look at yourself chara...
 

Global Justice

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50k is a miserable sum, nothing can compensate for the loss of a loved one. However it is much more than many victims families received and almost 5 times the amount of the Eames Bradley proposal to pay £12,000 to all victims families...
While compensation of £150,000 was awarded out to Alan Lennon on dubious grounds of religious discrimination by Conor Murphy, yet not a yelp out of you. Morally and ethically redundant unionism as usual
 

Evergreenfinch

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I'm sure he's proud you grew up a self hating Loyalist, but no it's not less worthy good luck in bringing a case though



Stop being an embittered cow will ye.
Is that what the Bloody Sunday families are after? Blood money?
 

between the bridges

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Yes of course they are, the same as someone who is assaulted by a guard under instructions from their command can expect more than someone assaulted by a mugger. What a stupid question.
Really? there was little old moi thinking murder was murder, so do tell us who is top of your hierarchical pyramid of victims...
 

Sync

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Really? there was little old moi thinking murder was murder, so do tell us who is top of your hierarchical pyramid of victims...
............Are you serious? If I'm mugged by some spod I can't sue the ****ing govt. If I'm mugged by a guard I can. Which part of this is too complex for you to understand? The former incident sees no liability on the part of the govt. The second does.
 

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The families are unlikely to get any convictions because throughout the recent Saville Report it is emphasized that most of the soldiers opening out of "fear and panic".
A Lieutenant leading the platoon fired a burst of shots over the heads of demonstrators which rebounded off buildings and several men opened up on reflex.
Maybe Corporal F who single handed killed many of the victims that day will be convicted but don't count on it.
He led three of his men around one of the flat complexes into a nearby car park where they fired on people taking refuge from the carnage on Rossville Street.
He then went back onto Rossville Street and shot two or three men who were in the open including one man waving a hankie.
A murder conviction will be next to impossible to prove.
He will claim he acted as he did believing he was in a combat zone.
 
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