Empey: tidying up loose ends?

Owen Bowcott in the Guardian with the Unionist response:

The Democratic Unionist leader, Ian Paisley, told Channel 4 News: “We don’t know who has done this but the finger must be pointed towards those who were angry at what this man had done.” The Ulster Unionist leader, Sir Reg Empey, said the authorities might never know the perpetrators. “There was an inevitability about this. A lot of people in the republican movement and other organisations will sleep better knowing he is out of the way. Some people will see it as tidying up loose ends.”