July 19, 2024
Boris Johnson vows to end 'unfair' prosecutions of veterans who served during the Troubles
British Army veteran stands holding the flag of Royal Engineers as he joins protesters outside Belfast City Hall, at a rally for a former paratrooper, soldier F, who is due to stand trial for murder and attempted murder for his role in the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings.
British Army veteran stands holding the flag of Royal Engineers as he joins protesters outside Belfast City Hall, at a rally for a former paratrooper, soldier F, who is due to stand trial for murder and attempted murder for his role in the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings.

Boris Johnson has pledged to end ‘unfair’ prosecutions of veterans who served in Northern Ireland as part of his push to become the next Prime Minister.

The Tory leadership contender has joined rival Jeremy Hunt in backing a public campaign supporting UK soldiers who served during the Troubles.

A number of veterans are facing inquiries, including Soldier F, who has been charged in relation to the killings of two protesters on Bloody Sunday in Londonderry in 1972.

Mr Johnson, speaking from his campaign headquarters on Thursday, also reportedly promised to appoint a Veterans Minister if he is chosen to lead Britain.

‘We need to end unfair trials of people who served their Queen and country when no new evidence has been produced, and when the accusations have already been exhaustively questioned in court. We must protect people against unfair prosecutions. And I will,’ he told the Sun.

‘I totally support the principle of cross-Government work to secure world-class care and support for veterans,’ he added.

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