“It was not a maverick attack”

As one man is two men are arrested for questioning about the attempted murder of Mark Haddock, in the Belfast Telegraph today, Brian Rowan, quoting someone he describes as “a senior and credible source” writes:

The only unanswered question is whether the UVF will now formally admit to its involvement in the shooting. It was not a maverick attack and nor was it carried out by individuals acting without authority.[added emphasis]

That’s in contrast to a report on UTV previously, as noted here, and the public statements by the PUP leader David Ervine, who has been stating that he believes there was no authorisation from the UVF leadership.Meanwhile, at yesterday’s meeting of the Policing Board, the DUP’s Arlene Foster raised concerns about the presence of the Chairperson of the PUP on the Policing Board during the briefing by Chief Constable Hugh Orde on the ongoing investigation, and indicated that the party would be seeking a meeting with the Secretary of State for Wales and Northern Ireland, Peter Hain.