Revealed: How Theresa May ‘betrayed’ Northern Ireland veterans facing prosecution – Telegraph.co.uk

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Revealed: How Theresa May ‘betrayed’ Northern Ireland veterans facing prosecution – Telegraph.co.uk

Theresa May personally blocked ministers from proposing a new law that could have protected Northern Ireland veterans from facing murder charges, an explosive memo reveals.

A private letter sent on the Prime Minister’s behalf orders that a government consultation on addressing unsolved murders during the Troubles “should not contain” proposals for a statute of limitations on historic prosecutions of military personnel.

The official memo, drawn up by Mrs May’s assistant private secretary and seen by The Sunday Telegraph, also warns that veterans should be offered “equal, rather than preferential, treatment” relative to other groups affected by the consultation, which include terrorists.

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