Friday, 11 July 2008

Peter Robinson to meet loyalist paramilitaries

The First Minister, Peter Robinson, has agreed to meet representatives of the Ulster Volunteer Force. The UVF which was closely allied with the Progressive Unionists (who have one Assembly Member, Dawn Purvis) was responsible for a large number of terrorist attacks throughout the Troubles. By failing to decommission and maintaining an ambiguous stance on the Belfast Agreement, the UVF have largely eroded what little political bargaining power they had.

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