More paramilitary power plays

With £1.2million of public funds already promised by the Secretary of State for Wales etc, the UDA has announced it has expelled two figures in the South East Antrim area of that organisation – recently reported to have been in contact with Ihab Shoukri. Those figures are identified in the BBC report as the UDA leader in that area, Gary Fisher, and his political advisor Tommy Kirkham. As the Belfast Telegraph reminds us, it’s a by-now familiar pattern and with a reported rally planned in Rathcoole this weekend, the possibility for another power play confrontation can’t be ruled out.. no doubt the police will be better prepared this time..