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.”