PAT FINUCANE, CAMERON NEGA L’INCHIESTA PUBBLICA. LA FAMIGLIA: “È UN INSULTO”
No public inquiry into Finucane murder (UTV)
The family of Pat Finucane say they are insulted after the Prime Minister ruled out a public inquiry into the UFF murder of the Catholic solicitor.
Relatives met David Cameron in London on Tuesday afternoon and were expecting to hear that a public inquiry would be held into his death.
Instead, an 18-month long review into the circumstances of his murder has been offered.
Mr Finucane was gunned down by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his wife and children in his north Belfast home in 1989.
His family wanted a Bloody Sunday-style independent inquiry into allegations of collusion between the killers and security forces.
They travelled to London to meet Secretary of State Owen Paterson and David Cameron to hear if an inquiry was to be held and, if so, under what terms.
Mr Finucane’s widow Geraldine says she is insulted by what has been offered by the PM.
‘I’m so angry, I can barely speak,” she told reporters.
The family said they will not participate in any proposed review.
UTV’s Political Editor Ken Reid said there was some shock at the Prime Minister’s decision.
“The government has obviously decided that another inquiry would not be appropriate at this stage.
“They are well aware of the criticism of the costs of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.
“However, I think there is an element of surprise that they are only offering a review into the case,” he added.