DUP East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has challenged the BBC about describing an IRA man as a “veteran”.
Mr Campbell said,
The BBC should not be describing terrorists whether dead or alive as veterans. This man was jailed for his part in a hijacking where an innocent man was kidnapped whilst an IRA murder gang used the man’s car to shoot soldiers.
It is disrespectful to proper veterans who fought and defended our freedoms across the world for the public service broadcaster to describe an IRA man as a veteran. The BBC should investigate how this happened and give a commitment that it will not happen again.”