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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

 

When You Dine With The Devil ...

This is a developing story but alleged UVF leader Mark Haddock has been shot and critically wounded. He was at home on Crown Court bail awaiting judgement in his attempted murder trial.

Even if this turns out to be another bout of "loyalist" internecine blood letting it would be worthy of comment. In the context of the UUP/UVF Assembly Party serious questions must be asked of Sir Reg and those within Cunningham House:

1. if Haddocks' alleged organisation was responsible for this piece of "house keeping" will the leader of the PUP be allowed to remain within the Assembly Party?

2. if Haddocks' alleged organisation was responsible for this piece of "house keeping" and the leader of the PUP remains within the Assembly Party can that Assembly Party be considered to be committed to "exclusively peaceful means"?

3. if that Assembly Party fails the "exclusively peaceful means" test should it be excluded from any potential executive?

4. Who is going to be first to tell Sir Reg I told you so?

This blogger is of the view that a grubby political deal designed solely to gain the UUP an extra ministry has the potential to deprive it of any place around the Executive table. Shrewd move chaps, shrewd move.

Comments:
anyone seen this:

http://www.everythingulster.com/blogs/index.php/everythingulster/2006/05/31/unionisms_new_puppet_masters
 
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