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|Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:41 pm Post subject:
|Graham Foulkes, whose 22-year-old son David was killed in the Edgware Road bombing, said MI5's attempts to keep details of its alleged failings secret were 'really distressing' to the families.
The Security Service last week angered families by proposing that the coroner, Lady Justice Hallett, should be allowed to sit in closed session to hear highly classified evidence.
Alleged Killers: (Clockwise from top left) Hasib Hussain, Mohammed Sidique Khan, Jermaine Lindsay and Shehzad Tanweer were responsible for the atrocity
Mr Foulkes said: 'Here they are, drawing a salary to do a job which they clearly have not done.
'And they're employing every legal twist they possibly can not to be accountable.
'It really adds to the anguish that we're all feeling. It's very clear that they just waved two fingers at the coroner. They're deliberately frustrating the process.'
Ros Morley, whose husband Colin, 52, from Finchley, north London, also died in the Edgware Road attack, added: 'I want the inquests to look at whether any mistakes were made or flawed systems were in place.
'Innocent citizens in the UK and worldwide need to know that they are protected now and in the future.
'I hope it is possible to gain something positive out of a deeply tragic event in which 52 innocent people lost their lives.'
"The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic poison which alienates the possessor from the community" Carl Jung