And the trade-off this time?

Earlier briefings that loyalist paramiltary groups had begun decommissioning suffered a set-back when it was reported that the ‘good’ UDA had demanded financial and political capital in return for such a move. The latest briefings appear to be that tomorrow the UVF/RHC will “say they have decommissioned all of their guns, ammunition and explosives. It is believed the UDA will confirm it has started to decommission its arsenal.” And, since everyone else is futuring, it is likely any statement will be as opaque as that of the Provisional IRA. What’s the trade-off this time? And what’s still to come? It is the inherent nature of The Process™. Adds Today’s Irish Times report. And NI Secretary of State Shaun Woodward’s statement.