Now the IRA has (mostly) left the big scene of politics, the pressure is mounting on Loyalists to follow suite. Peter Hain and Michael McDowell is calling for leadership in that quarter to finally leave their various criminal pursuits behind. But as the IMC report indicates, there is no sign of any planned movement, significant or otherwise.
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