The issue of flags and emblems is a tricky one, and one with a phenomenal capacity for the famous ‘whataboutery. This post will avoid the ‘other side’. UVF flags and banners are carried and flown in Northern Ireland (and further afield incidently) today. Its raised continually as a bone of contention. I prepared text for a leaflet recently, produced in conjunction with Armagh City Community group R.E.A.C.T. and funded by the Community Relations Council (This leaflet was produced specifically for the Armagh area, hence some of the information included). Some people may choose to tell me and others what im thinking and doing when i use certain symbolism. This leaflet is simply stating what we say is the factual reality. This is a 6 page tri-fold leaflet. Should be available directly from CRC very soon if anyone would like one. Alternatively if im contacted im happy to forward a PDF.
EDITOR’s NOTE: This visual material was published on Slugger before the final draft was completed. Our apologies for any misunderstanding that’s arisen as a result.
Unashamed Ulster Loyalist. Marching band activist and band member for over 25 years. Contributor for the Belfast Newsletter and currently studying History at QUB.