Thursday 7 March 2019 / 3:30 PM Northern Ireland

Following the former Ombudsman’s comments, it’s clear that Karen Bradley does not have sufficient credibility to stay in her post – Tony Lloyd

Tony Lloyd MP, Labour’s Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, commenting on Karen Bradley’s apology following remarks she made in the House of Commons yesterday about the Troubles, said:

“Today I wrote to Karen Bradley, asking her to come to the Commons and give a real apology for her comments.

“But following the former Ombudsman’s comments, it’s clear that Karen Bradley does not have sufficient credibility to stay in her post.

“This was not just a gaffe and Bradley did not simply ‘misspeak’. What she said reflected a disturbing pattern, with her and the Prime Minister having made a succession of baseless claims about military personnel being treated unfairly compared to others.

“If Theresa May can’t find a replacement, they must finally tell us what the Government is going to do with Northern Irish legacy cases.”