But we already know the IMC opinion on the UVF

So the Independent Monitoring Commission are to examine the feud between the UVF and LVF?.. or as the BBC headline has it “Ceasefire watchdog to probe feud”.. but no specific report is to be produced. No doubt Peter Hain may be encouraged to think that this will ease the pressure on him to recognise the obvious.. but it’s worth pointing out, again, that the IMC has already made its view on the UVF clear – “In our previous report we concluded that the UVF remained active and violent and that it continued to be involved in organised crime.. This is still the case.

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