Conservative MP Bob Stewart “was kind of torturer”during Troubles

Posted By: January 26, 2017

BBC, NJ, Thursday, January 26, 2017 Conservative MP Bob Stewart has said he was “kind of a torturer” during his time as a soldier in Northern Ireland’s Troubles in the 1970s.The former Army officer said that torture is “sometimes” justified, and he had used now-forbidden techniques.The UK government authorized the use of five interrogation methods during the Troubles but later reversed that […]

Take positives in midst of bleak political scene

Posted By: January 26, 2017

Allison Morris.Thursday, January 26, 2017 Another week and another avalanche of allegations and revelations linked to the doomed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. The DUP had at first resisted calls for recipients of the scheme to be named before Simon Hamilton finally relented amid growing public pressure. Although the party should really have embraced the […]

Senior DUP figure claims Arlene Foster withheld information from Assembly on RHI

Posted By: January 26, 2017

Belfast Telegraph.Thursday, January 26, 2017A senior DUP figure has claimed that former First Minister Arlene Foster withheld information from the Assembly on the Renewable Heating Incentive scandal.The BBC Stephen Nolan show has reported that Mrs. Foster knew about civil servant Dr. Andrew McCormick’s claim that a special advisor had intervened. Dr McCormick – who is now permanent secretary at the Department […]


Posted By: January 25, 2017

McCord encouraged by  victory: “the ruling that Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process. Deborah McAleese. Belfast, Wednesday, January 25, 2017Victims campaigner Raymond McCord arrives at the Supreme Court in London, for the third day of the Government’s appeal against a ruling that the Prime Minister must seek MPs’ approval to trigger the process of […]

May: Legal defeat will not derail plans for withdrawal

Posted By: January 25, 2017

Irish News. Belfast.Wednesday, January 25, 2017THE Tory government’s defeat in a historic court battle over Brexit will not derail Theresa May’s plan to trigger negotiations on withdrawal from the EU by the end of March, Downing Street said last night.With Labour declaring it will not frustrate the invocation of Article 50 of the EU treaties to kick off the talks, there […]

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