DUP to seek review of Kelly case

It seems that the DUP is planning to take on the case of Sean Kelly to judicial review, after Peter Hain decided to keep the evidence on which he had ordered Kelly’s re-arrest secret.

  • peteb

    “after Peter Hain decided to keep the evidence on which he had ordered Kelly’s re-arrest secret”

    As predicted here on Slugger

  • beano; EverythingUlster.com

    I think it’s in everyone’s interest to have the evidence made public.

    For republicans it could prove the arrest was a sop to unionists and that they were right from the start.

    For the rest of us, it will prove either
    a) Sean Kelly is an unrepentent scumbag who should be back in gaol but for the crippling fear suffered by the NIO of Sinn Fein and their IRA buddies and is not fit for office on the grounds that he is subservient to the whims of a minority of republican militants.
    b) Our secretary of state did indeed pander to a couple of career politicians out to score a few points by using dearly held prejudices and is a week man who should be removed from office until he realises he can’t do everything everybody wants.

  • The Beach Tree

    beano

    Ah, seems like unionists like yourself have decided to pursue the Mowlam strategy with Hain, then.

  • reality check

    it would also help if the dup used its considerable infulence and made a personal call for the uvf/uda/lvf to disband.Maybe thats a little too close to home and also their comments on the raging anti-catholic attacks in north antrim haven’t been helpful at all-they’ve just incited more violence

  • Alex

    Seems they really are determined to fuck it up. Frankly, I’m bored with paying the price of DUP-UVF’s intransigence and shooting at HM constabulary loyalty. The not-very loyalists have been part of the problem since 1974 and I’m tired of ’em.

  • Keith M

    reality check : it would also help if the dup used its considerable infulence and made a personal call for the uvf/uda/lvf to disband. ” Can you please give us examples of how this “considerable influence” has made itself felt in the past. In 1997 the DUP chose to abstain from the talks that led to the Belfast Agrement, the UDP and PUP ciompletly ignored their lead and ended up as tained by the agreement’s failurews as the UUP. The UDP is now history and the PUP has become “one man and his moustache”.

  • circles

    ..and the DUP are the party of choice of the loyalist thug gangs.

    So maybe thats how they could sue their influence…

  • reality check

    they do have the largest unionist mandate for starters.Their pr man in north antrim is a convicted loyalist assassin(gary blair).Their members have marched with various paramilitary affiliated bands at orange parades.The whole ulster resistance thing with their share of the south african guns being used for killings (sean graham’s betting shop massacre)And who supervised the formation of ulster resistance?Paisley,robinson and the then belfast mayor sammy wilson

  • Robert Keogh

    Remember Keith Ms’ comment on the murder of the Brazilian civilian in London by british military forces? Eight bullets in total, five to the head.

    Remember these are the kinds of people that vote and support McDowell and his ilk. And THEY have the audacity to accuse others of being Fascists/Nazis? Hah!

  • Dessertspoon

    Could be a dangerous request for the DUP. What if the only reason Kelly was picked up was to prove a point or maybe he was a pawn in the choreography of the IRA statement – an insurance pick up. Then he gets released Unionist throw up their hands to the sky and wail demand a review and end up looking like eejits. No-one denies that what Kelly did was pure evil (I fail to see how the cause of Irish Unity was furthered that day) but isn’t all this just a smoke screen to deflect the unease Unionists now feel that they will have to share.

    They should make them all watch Sesame Street they always do good things on the importance of sharing – Cookie Monster is always good.