Loyalists are still not convinced

As news of the IRA's statement filtered across Belfast last week, loyalists were adamant that neither the UVF or UDA would soon follow suit and pledge to pursue their objectives through “exclusively peaceful means".

30th July, 2005

As news of the IRA's statement filtered across Belfast last week, loyalists were adamant that neither the UVF or UDA would soon follow suit and pledge to pursue their objectives through “exclusively peaceful means".

Despite Tony Blair describing the move as one of “unparalleled significance'‘ and Bertie Ahern hailing the statement as “momentous and historic'‘, loyalists said they would wait and see what actions emerged from last week's IRA announcement.

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