By Robin Ramsay
By their redactions shall ye know them In the 45 page essay on his case and matters relating to Kincora which Colin Wallace submitted to the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry, only two sections were redacted before the material was placed on the HIA site. They are in italics below.
So there is the HIA strategy laid bare. Three witnesses, Colin Wallace, James Miller and Roy Garland, said that the security services knew about McGrath’s abuse of the boys in his care and did nothing. The inquiry’s report claims that Wallace fabricated his 1974 memorandum which shows this; Roy Garland is falsely described in the report as a sex partner of McGrath and is thus (sort of) discredited;6 and material showing Miller’s reliability as a British agent in Northern Ireland is redacted. Also suppressed are suggestions that the McGrath trail leads out into the wider homosexual subculture in Northern Ireland among the Protestant social elite. 6 These are discussed in ‘Colin Wallace and the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry’ in this issue. Grauniadia Well, the Guardian has run another story about Julian Assange, this time attributing to him things he hasn’t said.