UDA adviser has irony bypass…

UDA political ‘adviser’ Frankie Gallagher has told the new Social Development Minister that her threat to withdraw future funding for a £1.2 million loyalist community initiative “cannot achieve peace and reconciliation” as it is “blackmail”. Maybe she should have taken a lesson from Frankie’s mob and tried something that works for them – extortion, racketeering, murder and armed robbery. Gallagher continued with his own implicit threat: “We genuinely want the new Assembly to work and we want to give it time but if its ministers are clearly seen to be actively working against Protestant/loyalist working class interests, then what do we do?” Perhaps stopping the UDA actively working against Protestant/loyalist working class interests would be a start.