Still Processing™..

The headline on Brian Rowan’s report in the Belfast Telegraph might be said to fall into the futuring category.. particularly when there’s nothing that touches on the stench of the Faustian pact Mick referenced previously.. not that anyone else has addressed it.. But he does reveal a couple of points to note. Firstly, as expected, he predicts that the ‘imminent’ UVF statement will not announce decommissioning, despite yesterday’s morning telephone conversation with John de Chastleain. The other point is that after that telephone call..

Yesterday senior UVF and Red Hand figures were part of the loyalist delegation that held talks with the Secretary of State Peter Hain.

That would be the loyalist delegation fronted by PUP leader Dawn Purvis, independent member of the Policing Board since being appointed by the same Secretary of State for Wales etc in March last year.

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  • jone
  • NoName


    Strange bail condition, that he doesn’t associate with a loyalist band.

    In this case Randalstown Son’s of Ulster who had their uniforms “dedicated by Rev. Rev William McCrea (Billy’s pal) on the Twelfth morning”, this means he won’t be able to join his fellow bandsmen leading various Orange Order and ABOD parades this year.

  • NoName

    “Randalstown Sons Of Ulster are proud to be associated to the brave and fearless Ulster Volunteer Force and Young Citizen Volunteers…..The band offers no shame for being represented with the colours and proudly remembers the fallen volunteers from 1914 to present day conflict.”

  • frank

    Surprise, surprise.

    Another band who participate in orange order parades has an ‘association’ with fully armed and very active terrorists.

    What a shocker !!

  • jerry

    “He was accused of UVF membership, possession of documents likely to be of use to terrorists and possession of 30 rounds of ammunition after the bullets were discovered in his desk at a Ballymena bus factory.

    The High Court was told today that both belong to Randalstown Sons of Ulster flute band.

    The court heard Hill’s fingerprints were on six documents seized from Richardson, which contained personal details of 64 people, and 117 car registrations.”

    Not really planes, trains & automobiles more flutes, terrorists & buses.

    & confident enough to keep his terrorist gear in his office desk.

  • yawn

    Come, come, how many prosecutions of Provos have been allowed to dissolve in the interests of peace process expediency? Stormontgate spying and Northern Bank spring to mind. What’s sauce for the goose, etc.

  • ziz

    Is terrorist membership compulsary in some of these marching bands or is it just desirable.