Blair ups the ante

Brian Walker reports Tony Blair’s current hardening stance on paramilitaries, and his continuing focus on Sinn Fein:

“Let me make it clear that the activites of the loyalist paramilitaries are not just totally and completely contrary to law but contrary to any decent sense of humanity,” he said, adding, “The only difference is that that loyalist paramilitaries are not connected to political parties and government, that is why we have a different situation here. But in terms of paramilitary activity, of course it has got to cease and cease entirely.”