Police erect a cordon in Holywood…

Apparently the PSNI got wind of UVF plans to move their operations to Holywood. As a result they have blocked off three entrances to the White City Estate for most of the day checking for known UVF members and turning them back.

It is rumoured that one family has moved out, possibly due to several UVF men slipping through before the cordon was erected.

Bizarrely perhaps, it is thought that the LVF in Holywood contains several Catholic members. As one local journalist told Slugger, “The drugs trade has made the LVF a peculiarly cross community organisation in Holywood“.

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  • slug

    “Bizzarely perhaps, it is thought that the LVF in Holywood contains several Catholic members”

    Perhaps, I don’t think any of them are very christian, in the love thy neighbour sense.

  • spirit-level

    A sure way to forget your differences is to get high. The drugs trade is the problem, the drug-taking isn’t 😉

  • Mick

    How can you separate supply and demand? One thrives on the other, surely?

  • Mick

    Besides the differences are still there in the morning. Unless, of course, you go to work on a spliff…

  • middle-class taig

    Mick

    Availability of a new market entrant product begets demand. If that product creates demand through addiction, then sure, demand and supply chase each other’s tails. You can’t stop that, but you can stop new market entry.

    I think the newly demobilised IRA should be established as a kind of NIDEA affiliated to the PSNI and put to work clearing up our drugs problem. I’m sure the good burghers of Ballymena would be delighted to work with the forces of law and order.

    BTW, have you seen the excellent “supply-side Jesus”?

    PS, this post does not contain a serious public policy suggestion

  • spirit-level

    Mick ya canna separate them. I just wanted to repeat that the difference between your average joe, getting his weekly stash to chillout with his mates, is a world of difference between the vicious hoods and gangsters that control the supply. An arguement for legalisation. Its not top of the agenda though last time I checked; bout time we put it in the pipe though 😉

  • Chris Gaskin

    “I just wanted to repeat that the difference between your average joe, getting his weekly stash to chillout with his mates, is a world of difference between the vicious hoods and gangsters that control the supply”

    You can’t have one without the other.

    Slippery slop when you start on dope

  • middle-class taig

    “Slippery slop when you start on dope”

    Slippery slop? No, that’s Guinness!

  • George

    Not if you grow your own, which also improves quality by cutting out the mixing in of the horse tranquilisers and henna Chris.

    Or would they be organic gangsters….

  • Napper

    “Bizzarely perhaps, it is thought that the LVF in Holywood contains several Catholic members.”

    Now that is a statement, had I written it, that would have been chastised by Mick because it has no verification.

    Just a thought.