Monday, 26 January 2009

“There was never a gun made that wasn’t made to fire”

Such were the sage words of the Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne in 1984. If a semi-demented rocker can figure that out, why can’t certain paramilitary groups.

The ongoing saga of Loyalist decommissioning was raised in the House of Commons this week when Northern Ireland Secretary of State Shaun Woodward claimed that the decommissioning commission had been making ‘meaningful progress’.

Woodward had been challenged to explain why he had extended the deadline for the UDA and UVF to disarm.

With the mobsters in balaclavas given another year to hand over their arms, we move closer to the fifteenth anniversary of the Loyalist ceasefire.

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