Plan to close off Troubles legacy exposes role of British state

Spare a thought for Patricia McVeigh, now 70, whose father was killed by an undercover army unit

Patricia McVeigh: ‘And this is a government that prides itself on being the party of law and order?’ Photograph: Panorama

Patricia McVeigh: ‘And this is a government that prides itself on being the party of law and order?’ Photograph: Panorama

For 49 years Patricia McVeigh has fought to clear her father’s name after he was killed by a British army undercover unit, which claimed he had shot at them.

Patrick McVeigh (44) had no links to the IRA and forensics showed he was unarmed. In 2006 two detectives seconded from England to investigate legacy cases invited Patricia to ask them any questions about her father’s death.

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