A two-fingered salute to nationalists

Lisburn Council hit the headlines for two stories today. The Council’s unionist majority are planning a permanent memorial for the UDR in the town in spite of nationalist opposition (the UDR have, of course, hit the headlines this week for other reasons.) The Council is also due to award the Prison Service the freedom of the city on Saturday- one day after the 25th anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands. With this move, the Prison Service completes the complement of British state forces in receipt of this civic honour- given that the UDR, RIR and RUC have already received their ‘freedom’ of Lisburn.