A probe investigating allegations made against Iraq war veterans will be shut down within months, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced. (BBC)
The Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) would close in the summer and around 20 remaining cases be given to the Royal Navy Police, he said. MPs have branded the probe, which has spent £34m but led to no successful prosecutions, an “unmitigated failure”.
Except what compensation will the harassed, abused, mentally stressed, serving and ex-forces personnel get?
Probably nothing. Such is the ‘generosity’ of the British Government.
Yet it doesn’t solve the newest of witch hunts in Northern Ireland.
Where terrorists walked free with the British governments blessing and now ex-forces pensioners stand accused of trumped-up crimes they were cleared of 40 plus years ago.
Perhaps the ‘no military experience at all’ defence minister should sort that one out at the same time. If he can solve two problems at the same time.