It’s farcical for those questioned over Bobby Storey funeral to claim not to know the laws that others obeyed

A letter from John Mulholland:

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 12:13 am
Letter to the editor

We are in a real law and order crisis in Northern Ireland.

The majority of people obeyed the law when it came to restrictions on burying their loved ones and others tried to keep to social distancing as best, they could.

People accepted the closing of their businesses to seek to fight the virus. Many of those who broke the law were (quite rightly) given penalties for their transgressions.

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The claim by those interviewed in the Bobby Storey funeral investigation that they did not know what the law entailed is farcical and an affront to law and order.

Looking on from the outside, it seems that the chief constable and the PSNI had some part to play with the arrangements along with Sinn Fein/IRA.

Just like the two policemen who were suspended for the Ormeau Road incident, the chief constable should be suspended along with anyone in the PSNI who were part of the organising of this funeral until a thorough investigation takes place.

It seems also that there needs to be an inquiry into the PPS handling of the case.

As a security force veteran has pointed out in the News Letter, there is no confidence in the justice system in Northern Ireland — legacy needs to be moved to the mainland due to the suspicion of corruption here.

The fact people are being retried (on legacy issues) is an injustice anyway!

The secretary of state needs to step up to the mark, if the British government has the courage, and end this shambles of a justice system in Northern Ireland.

John Mulholland, Doagh

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