Pat Finucane report: David Cameron apologises over killing


PM says report highlights ‘shocking levels of collusion’ with terrorists in Northern Ireland, but widow labels report a sham

Henry McDonald and Owen Bowcott
12 Dec 2012

>>VIDEO: The prime minister, David Cameron, makes a statement in the House of Commons on collusion between British security forces and loyalist terrorists

David Cameron has apologised to the family of the murdered Belfast lawyer Pat Finucane and agreed that there was state collusion between police officers and soldiers and his loyalist killers.

Launching the De Silva report (see this post) into one of the most divisive murders of the Northern Ireland Troubles, the prime minister said there were “shocking levels of collusion” in the killing. Cameron told the House of Commons that the depth of the co-operation between the security forces and Finucane’s loyalist killers was “unacceptable”.

Addressing parliament, Cameron said that “on the balance of probability”, an officer or…

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