The ‘good’ UVF?

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern et al have been involved in the attempt to rebrand the ‘good’ UDA at various stages, now the PUP leader [and independent member of the Policing Board – Ed] Dawn Purvis, on behalf of the UVF, seems belatedly to be following a familiar path.

The east Belfast Assembly member said she specifically wanted an assurance of the Government’s commitment to devolution under the St Andrews Agreement, and that it has no interests in joint authority. As she prepared to travel to Dublin she said she also wanted assurances Mr Ahern had a strategic plan to deal with any dissident republican activity south of the border.