Theresa May 'Blocked Amnesty' For Northern Ireland Veterans

Murals on sides of houses in Londonderry

Theresa May personally blocked ministers from proposing a new legislation that could have protected veterans from prosecution for alleged offences during the Northern Ireland Troubles.

In an official memo, sent on behalf of the Prime Minister, it sets out instructions that unsolved murders during the Troubles "should not contain" proposals for a statute of limitations on historic prosecutions of veterans.

The leaked document, which was seen by The Sunday Telegraph, also said veterans should be offered "equal, rather than preferential, treatment" to other groups covered by the consultation, which included terrorists.

It stated:

"The Prime Minister has decided that the consultation document should not contain specific reference to a 'statute of limitations' or 'amnesties', in line with government policy.

"The Ministry of Defence should work closely with the Northern Ireland office to ensure that their veterans package offers equal, rather than preferential, treatment relative to other groups or individuals affected by this consultation."

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