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23 November 2000 Edition

Police Bill a broken promise

23 November 2000

Just as the Peter Mandelson's flawed Police Bill was being hurried through its final vote in the House of Commons on a guillotine motion at Westminster on Tuesday night, 21 November, Sinn Féin national chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin, together with the Alliance Party's David Ford and Women's Coalition member and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Jane Morrice, was addressing a meeting of the Friends of the Good Friday Agreement in the Grand Committee Room of the House of Commons a short distance away. Free article

Sinn Féin representatives assaulted by RUC

23 November 2000

Sinn Féin Assembly member Mick Murphy has written to Peter Mandelson demanding to know why the human rights of two local a colleagues were outrageously abused by the RUC at a checkpoint in Seaforde last Saturday. Free article

Colonel `J' exposed

23 November 2000

This is the British Army officer at the centre of the collusion controversy in the North of Ireland. It was under the command of Brigadier Gordon Kerr, formally known only as Colonel `J', that one of the British Army's most covert units, the Force Reaction Unit, colluded with loyalist death squads in the killing of Irish nationalists and republicans. Free article

RUC brand human rights training ``a waste of time''

23 November 2000

Human rights training involving RUC Special Branch officers has been exposed as a farce after it was revealed that people suing the RUC were referred to as ``toe rags'' and old people were described as ``custard dribbling old fools''. Free article


Share the Wealth in Budget 2001

23 November 2000

We carry here an edited version of Sinn Féin's 26-County Pre-Budget 2001 Submission. Free article

Loyalist killer at neo-Nazi ceremony

23 November 2000

Loyalist killer Stephen Irwin was amongst a crowd of British neo-Nazis shouting fascist slogans during Poppy Day ceremonies in London on Sunday 12 November. Free article

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