When Margaret Ritchie made the decision to cut the UDA project funding, she spoke up for many more people than just the SDLP voters of South Down.
She was speaking for all right-thinking unionists and nationalists.
Thank God, for once we have a politician who was willing to stick to her guns and cut funding. She did not bow to pressure from extortionist paramilitaries or weak DUP politicians.
In making her decision, she did what the people want — the right thing.