Army veterans have accused Jeremy Corbyn of betrayal for backing the IRA & Sinn Fein in a row over soldier prosecutions. The statement came after a proposed amnesty for those who served during the Troubles was scrapped despite IRA members being given one.
Alan Barry, who runs the campaign group Justice for Northern Ireland Veterans, said: “During the Troubles Corbyn was pandering to the IRA and now he is still pandering to them and to Sinn Fein. We are a group of veterans who just want to be left alone.”
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said that Corbyn’s stance was: “predictable, we know Corbyn always sides with anyone who stands against the British state and our Armed Forces.”
This is not Corbyn’s first time being called into question over his links with the IRA and Sinn Fein on 19th May 2017 the Telegraph reported that ‘MI5 opened file on Jeremy Corbyn amid concerns over his IRA links’
A spokesman for Mr Corbyn said: “MI5 kept files on many peace and Labour movement campaigners at the time, including anti-Apartheid activists and trade unionists”.
In the Telegraphs article it revealed ‘At the height of the Troubles, Mr Corbyn was a regular face at republican protest events and attended events to honour dead terrorists.’