DUP: loyalists must decommission too!

When Maurice Morrow, Chair of Ian Paisley’s DUP addressed sixth formers at Dungannon’s Catholic Grammar schools St Patrick’s College in Dungannon he seemed to welcome the clarity of last November’s election brought to both of Northern Ireland’s main constituencies. He believes that both the UUP and the SDLP will remain marginalised for the foreseeable future.

Interestingly he took the opportunity to round on Loyalist paramilitaries:

“Let me make it clear that what we demand of republicans, we also demand of loyalist paramilitaries. There cannot be one rule for one and one for another. The Independent Monitoring Commission’s report last week made it clear that paramilitary activity was continuing by all the major paramilitary groups. This is totally unacceptable in a democratic society and is a vindication of the stance that we have taken.”

  • barnshee

    No one is going to decomission- the present “peace process” is simply a lull and a shift in focus for the “armalite and ballot strategy”.

    The GFA is a smokescreen it’s inherent contradictions- dressed up as success by polar opposites in Unionism and Nationalism ensures it’s eventual collapse-they both cannot be right.

    Run the referndum again?

  • Davros

    Most of the GFA is working well.

  • Christopher Stalford

    Hear, hear!

  • Alan2

    And Paisley Jnr was on heaping scorn of Loyalist paramilitary activity after the Secretary Of State recognised the UDA ceasefire. This is good to see from the DUP but I also believe we need to provide some sort of safety valve for “former paramilitaries” from both sides to focus their efforts on and help bring confidencew to their respective communities.