Thursday, July 28, 2005


Loyalists react to IRA statement

The Loyalists have given their response to the IRA's statement and to label it disappointing would be an understatement. A UDA source had this to say:

"If people think loyalism is just going to follow suit, it's a non-event. There's an awful lot of dialogue to get through before anything like that would happen."

But the usual garbage we were told was that the IRA had to move first and then Loyalists would follow suit. The source added:

"There would have to be dramatic changes in relation to our culture and on the interfaces before anything like decommissioning would ever happen."

More nonsense. The problems in the North right now are to do with Loyalists and their bloody feud. It's time for us to see change from the Loyalist end.

David Ervine, leader of the PUP who are the political wing of the UVF, said:

"It's good news and would be even better news if people began to witness this on the ground."

The words 'pot', 'kettle' and 'black' spring to mind.

While Tommy Kirkham, a member of the Ulster Political Research Group, had this to say:

"It doesn't make a bit of difference to Protestants being attacked on interfaces on a nightly basis. For these people there's no change."

Are you sure these Protestants aren't being attacked by Loyalists? Recent news would appear to indicate that this is the case.

It's time for Loyalists to face up to their responsibilities and their end of the bargain. A war simply cannot end by only one side laying down their guns.


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