Memo from Downing Street…

According to the PMOS’s unofficial blog, “We now needed to take co-operation to a new phase and a very important part of that would be the two Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) reports. One would be on the normalisation process, which would come most likely before too long and the second, due in October, would be an update report on paramilitary activity”. (BTW, the PMOS always speaks in reported speech, don’t ya know…) With the UVF not intending to heed appeals to decommission before the 24th November, it will likely not look good for Loyalist paramilitaries again… something that will make little material difference to the expected course of the end game. Even if the straws in the wind suggest that it may just see a decisive move from the Loyalist side.

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