UDA hark back to bad old days with tarring and feathering…

THE UDA has been blamed for tarring and feathering an alleged drug dealer in the loyalist Taughmonagh estate, home of UDA leader and Irish presidential golf caddy Jackie McDonald. This medieval ‘punishment’ used to be popular with the IRA in the 1970s, and was briefly revived by the INLA in 2003. I think that, bizarrely, this is the neanderthals in the UDA trying to show they are ‘moving away from violence’, by not meting out their usual form of ‘community justice’ and shooting the man in the knees. But will the Minister with her hands on the loyalist purse-strings view it as progress? It’s all being discussed on Talkback today.