Inept Tory Brokenshire Repeating Lying Unionists' False Claims

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'Every day, politicians overstate some statistic, distort their opponents’ positions, or simply tell out-and-out whoppers. Surrogates and pundits spread the spin'.

He's either a shameless liar or a plain old coward. Theloner's money is on both. SOS Brokenshire claimed, as many unionists have, that there’s a ‘disproportionate’ emphasis on state murders by police investigating Troubles killings.

This is factually incorrect.

HET

The re-examination of killings during the Troubles began a decade ago, when a specialist police unit called the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) was established. One of the reasons the HET ended up being binned was because a report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary published in July 2013 was particularly critical of the way it handled deaths attributed to the army. It said killings where the state was involved were investigated with "less rigour" than others. HET looked at 32 murders by the British Army.....it killed over 10 times that number and over half of its victims were civilians.



The DPP & PSNI

Brokenshire has now engaged in a campaign against institutions like the Police Ombudsman, the DPP and the north’s Lord Chief Justice. Indeed In a statement Mr Hamilton said:

"There is no new single probe or bespoke inquiry into deaths attributed to the British Army. All Troubles related deaths will be reviewed by LIB using the Case Sequencing Model which does not prioritise military cases. This is not a new decision."

The police legacy branch will re-investigate 1,118 deaths not previously reviewed or completed by the now defunct Historical Enquiries Team (HET). Of those killings, 530 were carried out by republicans, 271 by loyalists and 354 by the security forces. The officer who leads the PSNI legacy branch, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton, said he did not believe the police were disproportionately focusing on any one group.



The Lying Bastards

Forget The Sun and the Daily Telegraph, that's too easy. It's closer to home where the real fibs come from. Astonishingly the DUP have said:

'up to 90% of the PSNI legacy investigation branch's caseload is focused on killings by the Army.'

That's so incorrect it would make a fool out of someone bothering to correct it. Fortunately the PSNI pathetically drew the short straw.

'PSNI figures show investigations into killings by the Army account for about 30% of its legacy workload'.

Lying bastard syndrome doesn't end here. The PM, secretary of state and other unionist and Conservative politicians also say there is an imbalance. Surely they can't all be wrong. But they are. How? The figures show the facts, the numbers, the prosecutions, the live cases.

Barra McGrory

The numbers speak for themselves. Quite a few unionists out there lucky they aren't worth the legal action...



Brian Feeney: Brokenshire's legacy comments are a disgrace - The Irish News
Troubles killings: Police deny soldier 'witch hunt' - BBC News
Troubles legacy cases bias disputed by figures - BBC News

Brokenshire released his fake news report on the forty-fifth anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Derry.

 
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And in new news, the MOD has had to defend its calling for information from former paras on the murder of Bernard Watt, 28, who was shot dead in Ardoyne. Bernard was a civilian.



Troubles killings: MoD defends Facebook post - BBC News

Wonder why Donaldson and others in the unionist parties with a British Army background are fighting tooth and nail to stop inquests and lying so obviously?
 

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The Tories, like conservatives in most countries, tend to defer to the security forces and to give them the benefit of the doubt to a degree that is perhaps excessive.
 

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SF should insist on the removal of Brokenshire prior to even engaging in talks. How in the name of God can Brokenshire claim to be an honest broker in any talks process ?

He's either a liar or an uniformed fool that shoots his mouth off in a partisan fashion to curry favor back home. His position is simply untenable now.
 
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The thing made me rethink my Loyalism big time was meeting English fans of Ulster Loyalism who I hunted out when I first moved over there.
 

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The thing made me rethink my Loyalism big time was meeting English fans of Ulster Loyalism who I hunted out when I first moved over there.
Ho ho. Reminds me of meeting an on-the-run UDA guy in England back in the day.
 

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Brokenshire is damaged goods now. In the grand scheme of things it makes no real difference though as they will just send over another brain dead mouth piece who hasn't earned even one vote in Ireland.
 

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And in new news, the MOD has had to defend its calling for information from former paras on the murder of Bernard Watt, 28, who was shot dead in Ardoyne. Bernard was a civilian.



Troubles killings: MoD defends Facebook post - BBC News

Wonder why Donaldson and others in the unionist parties with a British Army background are fighting tooth and nail to stop inquests and lying so obviously?

The problem with tht approach is it has zero chance of being successful one of the cases by the HET involved three soldiers two were charged one who lived abroad and refused to cooperate case was dropped:shock:.
Not exactly encouraging men to come forward particularly after the on the runs treatment etc.
 

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Or claimed so. A lot of English working class pubs have a character who claims that he was in the French Foreign Legion/UVF/SAS/whatever.....Get a load of this lad;

'Walter Mitty' bus driver who smeared Bloody Sunday priest faked photo to invent Army career - Irish Mirror Online
Could have been. We only had his word for it. But he didn't give it the large one at all, and a lot of the stuff he told me, which went very much against what the UK media put about at the time, I now know to have been very much more like the truth.
 

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'Every day, politicians overstate some statistic, distort their opponents’ positions, or simply tell out-and-out whoppers. Surrogates and pundits spread the spin'.

He's either a shameless liar or a plain old coward. Theloner's money is on both. SOS Brokenshire claimed, as many unionists have, that there’s a ‘disproportionate’ emphasis on state murders by police investigating Troubles killings.

This is factually incorrect.

HET

The re-examination of killings during the Troubles began a decade ago, when a specialist police unit called the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) was established. One of the reasons the HET ended up being binned was because a report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary published in July 2013 was particularly critical of the way it handled deaths attributed to the army. It said killings where the state was involved were investigated with "less rigour" than others. HET looked at 32 murders by the British Army.....it killed over 10 times that number and over half of its victims were civilians.



The DPP & PSNI

Brokenshire has now engaged in a campaign against institutions like the Police Ombudsman, the DPP and the north’s Lord Chief Justice. Indeed In a statement Mr Hamilton said:

"There is no new single probe or bespoke inquiry into deaths attributed to the British Army. All Troubles related deaths will be reviewed by LIB using the Case Sequencing Model which does not prioritise military cases. This is not a new decision."

The police legacy branch will re-investigate 1,118 deaths not previously reviewed or completed by the now defunct Historical Enquiries Team (HET). Of those killings, 530 were carried out by republicans, 271 by loyalists and 354 by the security forces. The officer who leads the PSNI legacy branch, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton, said he did not believe the police were disproportionately focusing on any one group.



The Lying Bastards

Forget The Sun and the Daily Telegraph, that's too easy. It's closer to home where the real fibs come from. Astonishingly the DUP have said:

'up to 90% of the PSNI legacy investigation branch's caseload is focused on killings by the Army.'

That's so incorrect it would make a fool out of someone bothering to correct it. Fortunately the PSNI pathetically drew the short straw.

'PSNI figures show investigations into killings by the Army account for about 30% of its legacy workload'.

Lying bastard syndrome doesn't end here. The PM, secretary of state and other unionist and Conservative politicians also say there is an imbalance. Surely they can't all be wrong. But they are. How? The figures show the facts, the numbers, the prosecutions, the live cases.

Barra McGrory

The numbers speak for themselves. Quite a few unionists out there lucky they aren't worth the legal action...



Brian Feeney: Brokenshire's legacy comments are a disgrace - The Irish News
Troubles killings: Police deny soldier 'witch hunt' - BBC News
Troubles legacy cases bias disputed by figures - BBC News

Brokenshire released his fake news report on the forty-fifth anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Derry.




Excellent OP sir, long road to any resolution when clowns like Brokenshire/May/Foster and co are involved.
 

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SF should insist on the removal of Brokenshire prior to even engaging in talks. How in the name of God can Brokenshire claim to be an honest broker in any talks process ?

He's either a liar or an uniformed fool that shoots his mouth off in a partisan fashion to curry favor back home. His position is simply untenable now.
:lol:

Sinn Fein thinks it can insist on the removal of the DUP leader, that was amusing, but it'd be great if Sinn Fein insisted on the removal of the Sec of State. Hilarious. Bring it on.
 

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Sinn Fein thinks it can insist on the removal of the DUP leader, that was amusing, but it'd be great if Sinn Fein insisted on the removal of the Sec of State. Hilarious. Bring it on.
If he has been telling porkies deliberately then all parties should be calling for his removal. Ditto if he's shooting his mouth off without any possession of basic facts.
 

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Sinn Fein thinks it can insist on the removal of the DUP leader, that was amusing, but it'd be great if Sinn Fein insisted on the removal of the Sec of State. Hilarious. Bring it on.
Arrogant Arlene will not be first minister again unless she agrees to treat people with equality and respect.
After the RHI scam and the drip drip drip revelations her ratings plummeted.
All she has left is scaremongering about SF taking first minister but even that's been blunted by Michelle O'Neil.
Times change, sometimes quicker than you think.
 


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