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LibDems Reject Torture Inquiry They Demanded

by | 8th, November 2010

REMEMBER when the LibDems wanted a big public inquiry to investigate the UK’s complicity in torture under on Labour Governmnt’s wathc? Well, time changes:

September 2009:

Liberal Democrat Conference today demanded an independent, public inquiry into allegations of British Government complicity in torture. […] Commenting, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary, Edward Davey said: “With the police now investigating claims of complicity in torture against both MI5 and MI6, the Government can no longer resist calls for a full judicial inquiry. “Ministers must not be allowed to continue to hide behind ongoing police investigations.

November 2010:

Nick Harvey, the Liberal Democrat armed forces minister, said the MoD should be allowed to investigate the matter itself, adding: “A costly public inquiry would be unable to investigate individual criminal behaviour or impose punishments. Any such inquiry would arguably therefore not be in the best interests of the individual complainants who have raised these allegations.”

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