The McCord/O’Loan report

I have finally finished the article about the McCord/O’Loan report. I missed a few earlier ‘target dates’ but this is Ulster politics ;-). It will appear in five sections over Friday and Saturday. More details below.Part 1 will be – Unionist attitudes on policing and an assessment of the McCord/O’Loan report itself. It will be online at 4pm Friday.

Part 2 will be – An analysis of the Unionist response to the McCord/O’Loan report. it will be online at 7pm Friday.

Part 3 will be – An explanation of why Unionism adopted the response it did. It will be online at 9am Saturday.

Part 4 will be – A brief examination of Nationalism’s response and the deeper problem for Unionism. It will be online at 12 noon Saturday. (Hat tip DS)

Part 5 will be – An alternative Unionist response and strategy. It will be online at 3pm Saturday.

I have had a few threads go completely off topic lately so I would ask commentors to stick to the topic, resist ad hominen attacks and not to feed the trolls.

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this article are solely the personal views of the author.

  • Dr Strangelove

    FD, I know we are all agog waiting on your Tome, so excuse the pedantry re Part 4 but…
    to be clear

  • Dr Strangelove
  • fair_deal


    Fixed. Apologies for it being a tome. I seem to be able to give either a direct and usually brutally blunt 1-12 word response or a tome.

  • heck

    better hurry up fair deal -those that know about collusion are disappearing.


    haddock almost got his

    nelson supposedly died

    One british agent, Scap, tried to erase another , kevin fulton, to tie up loose ends for the state

    and now this

    just because I’m paranoid does’nt mean they are not out to get us.