Time to Neutralise the HIU

BY JAMIE FOSTER Senior Tories are demanding that Boris Johnson cut the powers of a historic investigations unit (HIU) as part of his deal to get power sharing back on at Stormont. The unit is tasked with investigating the deaths caused by the British Army during the troubles. There are real concerns that the unit will investigate all 302 deaths caused during the period. Tory … Continue reading Time to Neutralise the HIU

Cutting Through the Noise

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There is too much noise. Too much dissembling going on. And there are too many lies by politicians and in the media. Take the example of last night’s Cooper bill which was passed by one vote. The #FBPE crowd were cock-a-hoop. Yet this bill cannot prevent a no deal Brexit. The Cooper bill necessitates our Prime Minister asking the European Council for … Continue reading Cutting Through the Noise

British Soldier Witch Hunt Must End

CSM EDITORIAL A former British Army officer said he is “broken” after learning he is being investigated for the eighth time over the death of an Iraqi teenager 15 years ago. News that Major Robert Campbell, of the Royal Engineers, will face another official inquiry – the eighth – into his conduct in 2003 following the death of 19-year-old Said Shabram, is deeply worrying. Major … Continue reading British Soldier Witch Hunt Must End

Gunfire

Ingredients: 1 cupstrong black tea 1 shot dark rum Instructions: Pour one cup of strong black tea, add rum and stir. Traditionally drunk on Christmas Day, ‘Gunfire‘ is not for the faint-hearted. Made of black tea and laced with rum, the cocktail traces its origins to the late 19th century when served to lower-ranking members of the British Army to offer ‘Dutch courage’ before a morning attack. Continue reading Gunfire