“Stupidity and sheer bloody-mindedness” motivation behind British Forces parade

In the developing furore around the approaching ‘Welcome Home’ parade for British forces in Belfast, it’s perhaps timely that Brian Feeney provides a reminder as to the motivation by those who proposed the parade in the first instance:
“Past experience shows it’s impossible to underestimate the stupidity and sheer bloody-mindedness of unionist councillors. Their real motivation in demanding such a parade is only made more obvious in every specious, dishonest and disingenuous interview you listen to.”
The columnist mentions that many British cities have steered clear of a similar parade in recognition of the divisiveness of the current conflicts involving British forces- cities which don’t have the legacy of our much deeper divisions. Feeney also alludes to the irony of the parade merely serving to strengthen the identification of the British forces with loyalism.