SF blushes shouldn’t be a factor in publication of Stakeknife report

Commenting on reports that the report from Operation Kenova, set up to examine the role of IRA informer ‘Stakeknife’, could be extensively redacted, North Belfast DUP MLA Phillip Brett said,

By Phillip Brett MLA

Belfast North

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“Whilst everyone will understand that issues impacting upon national security will need to be protected, a report shrouded in secrecy will not help us deal with the past in Northern Ireland.

Everyone should be equal under the law and equally subject to it. Any person who broke the law should be held accountable for their actions. This report should help shine a light on the activities of Stakeknife and ensure that families are given answers to some of the many questions they have.

It is no secret that Sinn Fein have most to fear about the publication of this report or indeed anything which delves into the security services and their use of agents in Northern Ireland. Their blushes however should not be a factor in any decision relating to the publication of this report.”

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