Thursday February 20, 2020

The spectre of collusion still haunts the North

The British Army's collusive tactics with loyalist paramilitaries are a dark reality of the Troubles that tarnished so many lives, writes Tom McGurk.

18th December, 2011
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Every so often, the past divulges its secrets. Last week, more evidence of British security forces' collusion in the 1975 massacre of the Miami Showband outside Newry emerged. The Historical Enquiries Team (HET) - set up to inquire into controversial killings during the Troubles - confirmed that the late Robin Jackson (nicknamed 'The Jackal') a leading member of the UVF in mid-Ulster, was involved in the killings. As psychopathic killers go, Jackson was certainly five-star....

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