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Time for loyalists to walk the walk, not just talk the talk

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 14/10/2015

The leaders of loyalist paramilitary groups, the UDA, UVF and Red Hand Commando have pledged to eschew all violence and criminality. It is a laudable statement and one which people living in areas under their control will welcome warmly.

But a province weary with the double talk of republican and loyalist paramilitary spokesmen will await evidence of this new commitment before passing judgment. Hopes of a truly peaceful, normal society have been dashed too often. This is a golden opportunity for loyalists to come in from the cold politically and they should grasp it. Otherwise they will remain beyond the pale.

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