Secretary Of State Is Wrong On Kincora Inquiry

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East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton, a member of the Policing Board, said it is deeply disappointing that the Secretary of State, given that additional files mentioning Kincora Boys’ Home have been located, has maintained her position that Kincora should not be included within the Goddard abuse inquiry.

Robin Newton said,

“The Secretary of State’s stance is unforgivable. The Secretary of State is hiding behind the excellent work being done by Sir Anthony Hart within his Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry knowing that its powers are limited. Given the suspected strong security links about Kincora’s evil past it’s her duty to diligently pursue the Westminster paper trail.

Whilst the Government has said it will give the “fullest possible” cooperation with the HIA, Sir Anthony Hart has previously said 918-7-14) that the HIA “does not have sufficient powers” in its form to investigate issues relating to the Army or MI5.

The suspicions around political and security figures along with both local and London based people needs to be fully exposed.

Everything about this house of shame needs to be brought out into the open including those who turned a blind eye.

The failure of Theresa Villiers to strongly argue the case for the Kincora victims’ inclusion within the Goddard abuse inquiry is failing the victims and only keeps the lid on the secrets of Kincora. I can’t imagine how those who endured the vile cruelty, both physical and mental, feel when they see the channels to uncover the truth being closed off.”