RUC/PSNI charge first man with UDA membership

Jackie McDonald, Leader of the UDA.

The Ulster Defence Association is North of Ireland’s largest loyalist paramilitary group

A 32-year-old man arrested as part of a police organisation targeting the UDA has been charged with membership of a proscribed organisation.
He was one of four men arrested as part of the investigation. Thirteen searches were conducted in Belfast, Holywood and Portadown.
The man has also been reported to the PPS on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A and B drugs.
The other three men, aged 24, 34 and 36, were all released.
However, reports on all three are being sent to the Public Prosecution Service.
The 32-year-old man is to appear in court on Thursday.
Paramilitary uniforms and “associated paraphernalia” were seized along with drugs – steroids and cannabis – mobile phones, tablets, and a gun holster and ammunition during the searches.
Police said the operation targeted the UDA in west Belfast.

With many thanks to: BBC NI

As Theresa May just said “We will form the next government. With the Conservative & the Ulster Unionist party”

Don’t vote these two fools into government!

Theresa May & Arlene Foster, a very dangerous leaision which could end ‘power sharing’ in the North of Ireland (Northern Ireland). Between Sinn Féin & the DUP. If the Tory’ s do, do a deal with the DUP, then Sinn Féin could pull out of talks as: “They don’t trust The Secretary of State for (Northern Ireland), North of Ireland. And can claim he favours the DUP over Sinn Féin in the talks to restore power to Stormont and can not be mpartial during upcoming negotiations.

Two Terrorist Supporters elected as MPs Emma ‘Little’ Pengelly (MP) and Gavin Robinson (MP).

Emma ‘Little’ Pengelly MP endorsed by the UDA and her father was a gun-runner into the Northof Ireland (Northern Ireland).
Gavin Robinson (MP) endorsed by the UDA. Ulster Defense Army. A Loyalist grouping in the North of Ireland (Northern Ireland).

And now talk of Sinn Féin talking of taking their seats in Westminster to defeat the Tory party and try and stop Brexit.

Now as the picture shows it’s now time for an Ulster Border Poll ! The so-called NIMFNI can’t argue with that. The green shows how much of the border Sinn Féin hold. Don’t believe the lies peddled by the Northern Ireland’s Home Secretary of State James Brokenshire (North of Ireland), there is no such place called (Northern Ireland), James Brokenshire, he is a lier and a fraud. He is ‘NOT’ telling the English electerate the whole truth truth.
Gerry Adams (T.D.) And President of Sinn Féin
James Brokenshire (on the left), Secetary of State for Northern Ireland (North of Ireland) not trusted by the Catholic community in the North of Ireland. With Theresa May (middle) and leader of the DUP, Arelene Foster, on the right

Arlene Foster now holds the playing cards but there is still two very difficult questions for her answer. “How can she work both deals”

Arlene Foster standing side by side with a terrorist’s daughter, Emma ‘Little’ Pengally, whose father Noel Little, a convicted gun-runner into the North of Ireland. In France but you won’t see that on the news. BBC, (False News).

(1) In the negotiations Here in the North of Ireland. Where there is no government?

(2) In the negotiations in England where the Tories are “up shit creak without a paddle.”?

The Loyalist Terrorist magazine who endorsed the DUP and threatened to shoot anyone who voted for the Alliance party. The Alliance party went to lose its only seat in Westminster.

She even went on to speak in Irish using the words “Sin É” pronounced in English as (Shin A) meaning “That’s it”.

Jackie McDonald, Commander-in-Charge of the UDA. Who Arlene Foster meet only days after a brutal murder was carried out by his organisation the SEA UDA.

This could not only force another re-election in the North of Ireland, but also another re-election in England, Scoland & Wales.

It would be a complete disaster for the Conservite’s and the DUP, here in the North of Ireland (Northern Ireland). The English people as a nation need to watch their backs. Don’t trust a Tory and don’t trust ‘The DUP’!

The Headlines in the News Letter. One of the best selling Protestant newspapers in the North of Ireland (Northern Ireland).

In 2015, The DUP built it’s election campaign around the idea that that it’s MPs might be Kingmakers at Westminster. Their posters bore the a the slogan “More Votes. More Seats. More Influence. More for Northern Ireland”. When David Cameron won his majority, that strategy was quietly forgotten.

Arlene Foster, The Kingmakers. If the English trust this party. Only God can help them. Would you trust her?
Theresa May, Prime Minister for England. Would you trust her?

“While I was writing this it was confirmed that the DUP has reached a deal with the Tory party. A DUP Source said: “We want there to be a government. We have worked well with May. The Alternative is intolerable. For as long as Corbyn leads Labour, We will ensure there’s a Tory P.M.” was written in the: The guardian, Newspaper.

The Tories are now in very serious trouble the backbenchers are unhappy WIth the ‘New collation between the tory’s and the DUP.

Boris Johnson (left) and Teresa May (right) could be facing a leadership challenge.

But come on be honest, by you looking at a picture like that (picture below). Would you trust Boris Johnson? Honestly? because I wouldn’t.

Boris ‘The Fool’ Johnson, showing everyone how English he really is. Would you trust him to run a country?
Alliance Party leader Naomi Long who lost its seat in Westminster. After UDA loyalist terrorists threatened to shoot anyone who voted for them.

All 18 of the North of Ireland’s MPs have been confirmed with the SDLP and UUP losing their seats at Westminster.

Tom Elliot, who lost his Westminster seat to Sinn Féin’s Michelle Gildernew M.P.

The final result came in Fermanagh and South Tyrone where the UUP’s Tom Elliottlost to Sinn Féin’s Michelle Gildernew M.P.

Michelle Gildernew Westminer M.P. Fermanagh and South Tyrone, who took the seat of Tom Elliot (in the Purple).
The SDLP who lost there seats in Westminister.

Former SDLP Party Leaders Mark Durkan, Margaret Richie and Alasdair McDonnell were toppled in Foyle, South Down and Belfast South.

Former SDLP Party Leaders (from left to right) Alasdair McDonnell, Margaret Richie and Mark Durkan. Who all lost their Westminster seats.

In Foyle, Sinn Féin’s Elisha Mc Callion won by 169 votes after a recount.

Elisha Mc Callion Westminster M.P.

But that’s the position  the 10 newly returned MPs are in, despite Arlene Foster predicting it did “not look likely” at the campaign outset. And latter saying “It would be difficult to do a deal”.

Follow these link to find out more about the DUP: http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/ulster-israel-dup-ally/

Would you really trust any of the two of them? The former leader of the DUP & former Westminster M.P. Peter Robinson (who had no choice but resign) over the NAMA scandal where his son was taking bribes under the table. Along with the new leader of the DUP and now part of the new team to lead the British Tory government! The English must be on drugs? Our Therasa May is!

The DUP party has been criticised in the past for sharing platforms with representatives of loyalist paramilitaries.

Former M.P. For Westminister Rev William McCrea.

In 1996, former MP Rev William McCrea stood at Portadown rally alongside LVF leader Billy Wright (pictured below).

Former Westminister M.P. meeting LVF’s leader murderer Billy Wright nicknamed (King Rat) who was murdered in prison by members of the INLA.

The ruthless paramilitary group, which split from the UVF in 1996, was responsible for high-profile murders including the killing of Catholic taxi driver Michael McGoldrick.

LVF (Loyalist Volunteer Force), Guard of Honour watching over Billy Wright as he lies dead in his coffin. After being murdered by members of the INLA in the H.Blocks. Of Long Kesh.

In the mid-1980s the DUP also had close links with Ulster Resistance, set up in response to the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

Billy wright, nickname (King rat). Leader of the Loyalist LVF and responsible for dozens of murders across the North of Ireland.

The group was launched in 1986 at a rally in the Ulster Hall in Belfast addressed by then DUP leader Ian Paisley.

Ulster Resistance, which Noel Little, father  Emma ‘Little’ Pengelly, was a leading founder.

Peter Robinson, who at the time was his party’s deputy leader, was later photographed at another Ulster Resistance rally wearing a beret.

Former Leader of the DUP Peter Robinson on the left. Pictured here with Noel Little, third from the right and father of recently elected Westminister M.P. Emma ‘Little’ Pengelly.

The party cut ties with the group in 1987 when members were linked to arms finds.

The UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force) a Protestant/Loyalist, illegal, banned in the North of Ireland. Who have very close ties with the DUP.

The father of the DUP’s Emma Little Pengelly, who has just won the South Belfast seat, is Noel Little, a Co Armagh loyalist and founder of Ulster Resistance.

Noel Little, one of the founding members of Ulster Resistance and father of recently elected Westminster M.P. Emma ‘Little’ Pengally. And convicted gun-runner.

Little was one of three men arrested in Paris in 1989 in connection with a plot to exchange a missile stolen from Shorts for South African guns.

Above: former DUP leader Peter Robinson, second left, with Noel Little, fourth from left, at an Ulster Resistance rally.

After spending two years on remand the trio received suspended sentences and fines.

UFF (Ulster Freedom Fighters) a breakaway group and also claimed murders on behalf of the UDA.

The weapons they sought to procure were destined for the UVF, UDA and Ulster Resistance.

Arlene Foster Leader of the DUP pictured here with one of the Leaders of the UDA. Commander Dee Stitt.

In 2014 the DUP and other unionist parties were also criticised for joining the UVF-linked PUP in signing up to a ‘graduated response’ following the banning of an Orange Order parade in Ardoyne, north Belfast.

Ardoyne, North Belfast, notorious for Orange Order and Catholic rioting. Nearly every 12th of July.

The ‘graduated response’ later failed to materialise after the PUP, TUV and Ukip withdrew their support for the pan-unionist group amid allegations of “betrayal” over parading.

In June 2017 Arlene Foster was criticised over meeting a UDA leader just days after a breakaway faction of the paramilitary organisation was linked to a brutal murder.

Jackie McDonald, Leader of the UDA.

The DUP leader spoke with Jackie McDonald at a community office in the Taughmonagh area of south Belfast on Tuesday during canvassing ahead of next week’s general election.

Jackie McDonald UDA Chief

In February, before Assembly election, he urged voters to get behind Mrs Foster saying her “experience and dedication has helped bring about stability and prosperity.

Today’s look at what’s going on. By Claire Simpson. The Irish News….
The price the Conservatives will have to pay for getting into bed with the DUP is far from clear. But certainly concessions will have to be made.

What voters in Britain make of Tory ‘kingmakers’

This was tweeted by former Conservative Chancellor George Osborne and is quated as saying on the BBC “May is a dead woman walking”.

GIVEN how dear the DUP holds the union with Britain, relatively few people in the rest of the UK are familiar with the party and its policies.

As it became apparent on Friday that Theresa May planned to form a government with Arlene Foster’s party, social media was filled with contributors offering insights into Westminister’s ‘Kingmakers’.

Notably, in the relatively liberal social climate of England, Scotland and Wales, the DUP’s  conservative world view was highlighted in mostly pejorative terms.

Here’s a sample: Singer Paloma Faith tweeted: “DUP = awful: anti abortion anti LGBT rights anti woman’s rights and don’t believe in climate change. Very modern (sniff)”.

Left-leaning economist Richard Murphy, who has previously been vocal in his opposition to devolving corporation tax power’s to Stormont, said on Twitter: “If I had to choose a party to have undue influence over government the DUP would be the last barring UKIP. They’re a nightmare of prejudice.”

Environmentalist and Guardian columnist George Monbiot highlighted the links between the DUP and UDA, which just days ago added its voice to the Loyalist Communities Council statement urging voters to back Mrs Foster’s party at the polls. “I trust that The Daily Mail will now devote it’s first 13 pages to the #DUP’s associations with terrorism,” he tweeted.

Veteran Journalists and Channel 4 News anchorman Jon Snow tweeted: “One of the most extreme politicial entities in the British Isles, the 10 MPs of the DUP, is to wag the tail of Mrs May’s minority government.”

Former Liverpool footballer Stan Collymore posted an article from The Irish News which bore the headline ‘Arlene Foster has no regrets after being pictured with UDA Commander [Dee Stitt].

■DUP WHO?: The Photograph of Arlene Foster with Dee Stitt was commented on by footballer Stan Collymore on Twitter.

Under it the Talksport contributor wrote: “Come on Dacre and Murdoch and Hopkins and Robinson and Tories. Where’s your outrage now?”

Belfast-born former ITN foreign correspondent Andrea Catherwood tweeted: “Wait until you hear DUP’s views on homosexuality. They make Tim Farrin look like Peter Thatchell.”

Nick Timothy, one of Theresa May’sKay’s closest advisers. The man who really runnig Britain. Resigned at the weekend.

Some, however, such as columnist Polly Toynbee misinterpreted the DUP’s priorities. “DUP top priority will be soft border, saving Good Friday agreement and free movement across boundary. That absolutely rules out hard Brexit,” she tweeted.

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill. Both resigned at the weekend.

Follow these links to find out more on the DUP: https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44770/The+DUP+racist%2C+homophobic%2C+anti+abortion+bigots+with+a+history+of+violence

Follow this Link to find out more on the Alliance Party: https://ansionnachfionn.com/2017/02/28/the-socialist-party-anti-austerity-alliance-the-confederation-of-the-british-isles/

Follow this Link to find out more: https://www.thedetail.tv/articles/brexit-theresa-may-and-the-ulster-plantation?utm_source=mailinglist&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=165-brexit-theresa-may-and-the-ulster-planta

Follow this Link to find out more: http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2017/06/01/news/arlene-foster-criticised-after-meeting-uda-leader-days-after-loyalist-murder-1041833/

With thanks to the: BBC, Irish News,

A vote for the DUP tommorow is endorsing Terrorism and support for Loyalist Paramilitaries of the UDA & UVF and the future of the North of Ireland !!!

UDA-Linked Ulster magazine urges support for four DUP candidates and urges its members not to support Ulster’ s Alliance Party &

AND THREATENS ANYONE VOTING FOR THE ALLIANCE PARTY THAT THEY “WILL BE SHOOT” ULSTER DEMOCRACY!

A recent photograph of Jackie McDonald, commanding officer of the paramilitary UDA – laying a wreath on behalf of the UDA.  As two UDA members salute Jackie their leader as he marches back to where he was standing.

AleAne FOSTER HAS BEEN CRITICISED FOR MEETING THE UDA BOSS (pictured above), only DAYS AFTER IT MUDERED ONE OF THEIR OWN IN BANGOR. IN THE NORTH OF IRELAND.

The Loyalist Communities Council has the backing of the three main loyalist paramilitary organisations, the UDA, the UVF and the Red Hand Commando
An umbrella group which has the backing of the three main loyalist paramilitary organisations has warned unionists not to vote for the Alliance party.

The Loyalist Communities Council (LCC) was launched in 2015.

A recent photograph of the paramilitary group that Jackie McDonald is commander-in-Chief, marching through Belfast in full-paramilitary regalia.

In a statement, it said that “any unionist who votes for the Alliance Party is driving a nail into the coffin of the union”.
The Alliance Party has strongly rebuked the LCC position, calling the statement “absurd”.
The loyalist community council has the backing of the Ulster Defence Association, the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Red Hand Commando.
The LCC also said no party has done “more to undermine the Britishness of Northern Ireland, and foment community mistrust and division than the Alliance Party”.
It called for a maximum turnout by unionist voters and endorsed four specific candidates.

One of the group’s endorsing four senior members of the DUP, the UFF, Ulster Freedom Fighters an illigegial paramilatay group. Banned in the North of Ireland and responsible for the murders of dozens of innocent Catholics because of their religion. They are an armed paramilitarary group, very well known in the North of Ireland. To be an umbrella group (the armed wing of the UDA) for the UDA.

They are Ulster Unionist Tom Elliott in Fermanagh and South Tyrone, the DUP’s Nigel Dodds in North Belfast, the DUP’s Gavin Robinson in East Belfast and the DUP’s Emma Little Pengelly in South Belfast.

THE FOUR VERY WELL KNOWN DUP members ENDORSED BY THE UDA ARE Named and  PICTURED BElow.

Tom Elliot (MP) endorsed by the UDA-linked magazine, The Loyalist.

In the first two constituencies, the candidates mentioned are the only unionists running, but in the other two seats the DUP faces competition from the Ulster Unionists.
Alliance ‘satisfied’

Emma ‘Little’ Pengelly (MP), whose father was involved in gun-running for Loyalist paramilatary’s. Endorsed by the UDA.

In a statement, the Alliance Party said: “In sharp contrast to the DUP, who appear content to accept the endorsement of paramilitaries, Alliance is satisfied to accept their rejection of our principled and consistent stand for the rule of law and against all terrorism.

Nigel Dodds (MP) endorsed by the UDA.

“This absurd statement shows not only the dearth of political analysis within loyalist paramilitaries at this time, but highlights clearly which parties are really willing to take on and challenge paramilitaries, and which are happier to chase and foster their support.

Last but not least, Gavin Robinson (MP) endorsed by the UDA.

The Loyalist Communities Council was launched in 2015 with the assistance of Tony Blair’s former Chief of Staff Jonathan Powell
In Monday night’s UTV election debate, both Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill and Alliance’s Naomi Long challenged the DUP’s Nigel Dodds to reject the endorsement of a group linked to loyalist paramilitaries.

A recent photograph of Nigel Dodds (MP), when he atteended a loyalist riot with police in North Belfast. Where numerous police officers were injured. Looking a bit ‘worst for wear’ being held up by two loyalist rioters on 12th July riots. Endorsed by the UDA. Ask yourself this question ” Would you trust the DUP”?

Mr Dodds replied that his party had always opposed paramilitarism.

Speaking on BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback programme on Tuesday, the DUP’s Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said.

Jeffrey Donaldson (MP).

Jeffrey I do not seek, nor does the DUP seek the support or endorsement of any paramilitary organisation, and we reject any such endorsement.

The Ulster Unionist Party leader, Robin Swann, said: “The Ulster Unionist Party is a party of law and order.
“We have not asked for the support of paramilitary organisations nor do we want the backing of organisations still engaged in paramilitary or criminal activity.”
On social media, former Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has clarified that he has not asked for and does not accept the LCC’s statement of support.
Mr Nesbitt was not one of the candidates mentioned in the group’s election statement.
Tony Blair’s former chief of staff Jonathan Powell played a part in setting up the LCC.
Mr Powell described the formation of the council as the “last best chance” to include loyalists left behind by the peace process

With many thanks to: UTV Northern Ireland, for the original story.

FIND IT IN YOUR HEART TO HELP A POOR PROD

TODAY we launch an appeal for much-needed funds for loyalist paramilitaries and Loyalist Communities Council (LCC).

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After giving up their criminal campaign, 20 years after they last promised to give up their criminal campaign, the Re-home a Red Hand and Adopt a UDA Man (RRHAUDAM) appeals urgently need your help. For just £50,000 a year could give idle buggers like Sammy from the Shankill a community worker’s job.
It would help to pay for the three holidays a year and the top-of-the-range car which he and his family so badly need. In return, he’ll promise to enrich the culture of his community and lay off doing anyones’ knees. Obviously he’d still be good for a bit of blow (weed) but keep it to yourself. But the suddenly contrite paramilitaries aren’t looking for charity. They will be bringing important job skills to any cushy number they’re offered. They have maths skills from years of working out if Jonty has a kilo of weed how many half ounces can he knock out if he expects a 50 per cent mark up.

Or if a local businessman refuses to pay his £80-a-week protection money how many bricks will it take to do his windows. They have invaluable people skills, honed over decades of dealing with the local community – the bookies, the bar men, the travel agents, the car dealers, the wee girls in the off-licence. And all they want is the chance to give back to their community by getting the jobs few of them have ever bothered getting before. They long to experience life on minimum wage and a zero hours contract because who needs qualifications when you have an overwhelming sense of entitlement. Our appeal so far has raised £1 million from the Tony Blair’s an Angel Who’s Still Fixing the World Foundation.

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VITALLY

It’s a tiny amount compared to the £26 million which was raised by the PIRA in their Northern Bank fundraiser but it was either that or cupcake sales for the next millennium. It’s vitally important that the paramilitaries are shown our love because otherwise they might just keep doing what they’ve always done for the last 20 years. There will be some strays from the path of peace, like Tyrone, South East Antrim, East Belfast and the UPRG who aren’t ready to leave the old ways behind. They will be humanely arrested for blatantly breaking the law, even though they’ve miraculously got away with a life of crime up to now. So please give what you can – support your local loyalist so he doesn’t have to.
With many thanks to: Roisin Gorman. http://roisin.gorman@sundayworld.com. Sunday World.

TALKS TO REDUCE TWELFTH TENSIONS COST £22.5k

Steak dinners, 4-star hotels and first-class travel.

WALES SUMMIT COSTS:

Talks held in Cardiff in a bid to reduce community tensions ahead of the Twelfth tensions cost taxpayers an extra £1,150 because return flight times were rescheduled. Delegates incurred a £1, 249.55 fee after they changed their return flight times at the end of the disscussions in Wales, bringing the total cost of the trip to £22, 427.48.

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Attendees also enjoyed four-star accommodation, dined on steak and buffet dinners and used first-class rail travel between London and Cardiff. Senior police officers, politicians and community representatives travelled to the Welsh capital in May for the weekend-long talks. It was hoped the discussions would improve relations between loyalist and republican communities. But despite the talks, ccommunity tensions have flared over the parading season with parts of Belfast hit by ssuccessive nights of rioting following the Twelfth. A total of 36 people traveled to Cardiff for the discussions on May 17, including representatives from all the main political parties. The bill has been shared between the Northern Ireland Office and the PSNI.

Accommodation at the four-star Mercure Hotel cost the taxpayer £13,500. It included bed and breakfast for three nights, the use of a conference room, lunch on the Friday and Saturday night. Those attending were all informed that any individual costs were to be paid by themselves, according to a Freedom of Information request. The guests incurred a service charge of £247.40 after ordering steak on two evenings, while a buffet dinner cost £436. Police on Tuesday night were unable to disclose whether the accommodation and food bills included drinks. First-class train fares from Cardiff to London Paddington cost a total of £171.82, a return coach from Bristol Airport to Cardiff cost £688.90 and car hire cost £234.61. Flights to and from the talks cost more than £7,000 in total. The majority of flights appear to have been to Bristol Airport at a cost of £3,878.44. A further two return flights to the US cost £1,649.39,  return flight between Belfast and London Stansted cost £180.68 and a return flight between Heathrow and Belfast City cost £192.50.

Last month it emerged that delegates including Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly were given mobile phone numbers for some of the north’s top-ranking officers during the Cardiff talks. The contact details  – including those of two assistant chief constables – were shared so that issues aa raising during the marching season could be dealt with swiftly. The talks were attended by Assistant Chief Constables George Hamilton and Will Kerr, tipped as a possible successor to Chief Constable Matt Baggott. Loyalist community representatives who took part included UDA leader Jackie McDonald and Winston Irvine of the UVF-linked PUP. Senior nationalist Sean ‘Spike’ Murray and former moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Rev Norman Hamilton, also took part. The discussions were led by facilitators from the University of Ulster and Stanford University in California.

With many thanks to : Brendan Hughes, The Irish News

Email : b.hHughes@iris news.com

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PARADES DECISION DELAY AS TALKS LOOK IMMINENT

THE Parades Commission is expected to delay issuing a determination on the controversial Ardoyne parade after it was reported last night a loyalist residents group is to make a statement that will pave the way for talks between the Orange Order and nationalists in North Belfast.

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Talks have been ongoing between loyalist and the nationalist community represtatives for several weeks in a bid to reach a solution to the contested section of the Crumlin Road passed the Ardoyne shop fronts. The area has been the scene of violence in the past when nationalist youths clashed with police following the passing of parades by Ligionel Orange lodge along the Crumlin Road. Nationalist residents also staged a sit down protest on the road in 2011 in a bid to prevent the Orange Order from marching the contested section of the route. The Parades Commission were meant to issue a determination in relation to the Twelfth of July parade along the Crumlin Road this week.

Sinn Fein aligned residents group CARA selling out the rights of the Ardoyne people to accommodate unwanted Orange Order marches past their district. The Orange Order are unwanted by the community of Ardoyne.

However, it is now beleived they have delayed making a decision ahead of last minute moves to bring the Orange Order and members of the Shame Fein alligned residents group the Crumlin and Ardoyne Residents Association (CARA) togeather for face to face talks.The Loyalist Orders lifted their ban on direct talks with residents over a year ago.

It was reported last night that a statement from loyalist residents of Twaddell and Woodvale urging talks between Shame Fein alligned CARA and the Orange Order was imminent. If well received it would be the first time Orange lodges in North Belfast have talked to nationalists face to face in relation to what remains the North of Ireland‘s most volatile parading route.

PARA FLAGS AT INTERFACE AFTER ‘PEACE TALKS’ !

FLAGS ssupporting a controversial British Army regiment have been erected at an interface – just days after ‘peace’ talks in Cardiff.

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The flags, which bare the insignia of the Parachute regiment, have been fixed onto lamp-posts on the loyalist side of the Donegall Road interface at the Broadway roundabout. They had already been erected in other areas of Belfast and show support for the ‘Paras’ who will forever be despised in nationalist areas of Ulster. Soldiers of the parchute Regiment were responsible for the Bloody Sunday murders in Derry were 14 innocent civilians were shot dead during a civil rights march in 1972. They were also the regiment in the Ballymurphy massacre where 11 innocent civilians were murdered. But it’s the fact these flags were erected just days after loyalist leaders including Winkie Irvine and Jackie McDonald returned from Cardiff that have caused the most surprise. And also the First and deputy ffirst ministers statements around a shared further. Following talks in Cardiff it was declared by all sides that “respect” would be the order of the day to help prevent a violent summer. It’s understood a notorious UVF gang from the Donegall Road, run by ‘The meerkat’ Colin Fulton, was behind the flags.”You have to assume the only reason is they want to intimidate people on this side of the road.” The flags issue is one of the most contentious facing politicians here and the situation has only been made worse since the row over the flying of the union flag at Belfast City Hall. A spokesman for Sinn Fein said last night : “The erection of UVF flags along with flags of the British Parachute Regiment at Broadway roundabout is both provocative and inflammatory.”

Turf

“This is Jackie McDonald’s turf and by putting these flags up after he and other loyalists came back from Cerdiff promising a new dawn, is sending a clear message,” said a loyalist source. “And that message is that not everyone is on board with the peace plan.” Why on earth would someone in Belfast want to put up a flag of this particular regiment of the British Army?” asked one nationalist resident who lives nearby.