#BloodySunday hypocrisy by UK politicians who want murderers to go unpunished

Last Updated: January 31, 2022By Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Yesterday – January 30, 2022 – the UK commemorated the deaths of 13 people who were murdered by UK soldiers during a civil rights demonstration on what became known as Bloody Sunday.

But This Writer doubts the sincerity of some of those who have mouthed tributes – like Boris Johnson and his Labour Party counterpart, Keir Starmer.

Here’s the reason:



One of those who has consistently been on the right side of history in this respect is Jeremy Corbyn, the former Labour leader who would never have allowed the Tory amnesty Bill to go unopposed.

Here he is, speaking against it at a 50th anniversary commemoration event:

Shockingly, Mr Corbyn has been attacked by zealots who appear to be selective in their reading of history; they say he is choosing only to attack atrocities by supporters of the Union while supporting those of the nationalists.

This whataboutery is simply untrue. He has deplored all acts of violence – by both sides. As a pacifist, that is his position.

And we would not have had the lasting peace in Northern Ireland since 1998 without the work he did keeping lines of communication open between all political sides in the Troubles. Meanwhile, successive Tory governments were talking with terrorists, lying about it to the public, and getting nowhere.

But Mr Corbyn, who worked hard for peace and justice, is demonised while Johnson and Starmer’s desire for murderers to go unpunished goes unmentioned by the media.

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  1. Martyn Meacham January 31, 2022 at 9:37 am - Reply

    The tories, along with Starmer are a total disgrace. Their fake concern and condolences are truly shameful!

    • Julia January 31, 2022 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      To be honest I think Starmer’s behaviour is the more disgraceful. We would not expect anything else from the Tories, but the Leader of the Labour Party behaving in this manner is shameful. Along with most everything he has done since becoming Leader.

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