Alternative Ulster

By Gerard Gallagher (for the Blanket)

Last week the UPRG/UDA explained how it hopes to transform itself from a war footing, littered with allegations of criminality, to a positive influence in promoting a reconstituted image of loyalism. In the intervening week, the UDA has expelled Gary Fisher and Tommy Kirkham from the south-east Antrim branch. The expulsion of these two senior figures is the clearest indication yet that the UDA/UPRG is intent on pursuing an apparently ‘legitimate’ non-violent path.

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