IMC: Loyalists have a lot of catching up to do..

We were all a little bit thin on the ground yesterday: doing the paying day job mostly! Hence the shortage of blogging on the IMC report. Incidently looking at the dearth of donations in the tip jar recently, it sounds like some of you presume that Slugger is the day job! However, commenter Trowbridge Ford points us to an interesting aspect of the Report: the preparations for the (possibly long slow) ending of the UVF.

  • NedKelly

    I think that it’s great to see Liz zip over to Norn Iron to oversee the disbandment of a few units of the UVF ala B-Specials ala UDR ala RIR. Although this denotes the disbandment of the command structure, we live in hope that the rest of the units will disarm and disband of their own volition.

    Hopefully the other Sons of Ulster in the form of the UDA/UFF, LVF and various other nefarious groups will be content with the Rev IRK Paisley giving the oration, if Liz is otherwise engaged.

  • NedKelly

    Ooooops,

    I want pictures of them big bayonets and the attached rifles being handed over before I can be convinced that the disbandment actually took place.

  • lib2016

    NedKelly,

    What a wonderful idea! A real Imperial Durbar happening right here in the North…..almost makes one proud to be British! (I did say ‘almost’.) Many thanks to the estimable blog wallah who brought us this.

  • joeCanuck

    Mick

    I just received a phishing attempt from a pseudo Paypal site so I’m nervous about using it. Is there another way to securely contribute?

  • Concerned Loyalist

    I think that it’s great to see Liz zip over to Norn Iron to oversee the disbandment of a few units of the UVF ala B-Specials ala UDR ala RIR. Although this denotes the disbandment of the command structure, we live in hope that the rest of the units will disarm and disband of their own volition.

    Hopefully the other Sons of Ulster in the form of the UDA/UFF, LVF and various other nefarious groups will be content with the Rev IRK Paisley giving the oration, if Liz is otherwise engaged.

    Posted by NedKelly on Oct 06, 2006 @ 03:27 PM

    1) Although in a small number of cases members of the B-Specials and UDR had dual membership with the Ulster Volunteer Force this was the exception rather than the rule. As for the RIR, I have heard of no dual membership between soldiers in that regiment and the UVF or Ulster Freedom Fighters, since the Royal Irish’s nception in 1992…if you disagree and have evidence to support your claim please feel free to correct me.

    2) The LVF stood down all their units on 30 October 2005, almost a year ago so have effectively disbanded. Since the murder and suicide of Billy Wright and Swinger Fulton the LVF ceased to be a loyalist organisation in my view. After their deaths the LVF became leaderless and did not have a political vision for the future. Their only loyalty was crime and they pursued the procurement of funds to finance individual members’ popstar lifestyles at expense of the cause they claimed to believe in – that of loyalty to Ulster, the crown and the defending of her people…they contradicted this claim by causing nothing but pain and trouble in the communities they live and it was only a matter of time before these people turned to the UDA and UVF to get these men off their backs.

  • Dread Cthulhu

    CL: “they contradicted this claim by causing nothing but pain and trouble in the communities they live and it was only a matter of time before these people turned to the UDA and UVF to get these men off their backs. ”

    Takes a crook to catch a crook and all that, eh?