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.

  • Aquifer

    I always though internment got very bad press.

  • Dec

    “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?”

    Go out and stiff a few Taigs, Frankie? It’s worked in the past. I mean, why else are you holding on to those guns?

  • Pounder

    Yeah because the UPRG really speaks for all working class loyalists. I’m suprised because Frankie is usually more on the ball politically than this. The Goverment are not working against the working class, they are merely putting a stop on the UPRG’s pension fund.

    I don’t see the problem here. The UDA are basically selling the British their guns but the UPRG are demanding the cash upfront. Did the UDA pay in advance when they bought in all their guns?

  • Dread Cthulhu

    “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”. ”

    Now, now, lads and lasses… let us pause for a moment, before you pile on. I mean, can we not accept the UDA as an expert witness, if you will, on matters of extortion? Surely, honorable sluggers and sluggerettes, we must accept the word of an expert over what is and isn’t blackmail? Mustn’t we pause, at least for a moment, and consider?

    There. Done.

    Frankie: ““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?” ”

    Reverting to type and trying to give the benefit of his experience in the realm of extortion. Good man yourself, Frankie…

  • J Kelly

    Pounder does that mean that the British will be buying these guns for a second time. Lets be honest this money should be stopped and no excuses from the minister about inheriting bad programmes. Stop the money now.