"Loyalists should not get drawn onto the terrain of equality which serves Sinn Fein interests, but instead advocate inclusivity. Loyalists cannot talk meaningfully about equality in comparable terms to Sinn Fein. No, the way into the debate about what loyalism can do to underpin peace and find a purposeful role in the ‘post-conflict’ environment can come from trying to reclaim the concepts of inclusivity and ‘a shared future’. This requires using each not just for loyalists but for all"
Need for loyalist engagement - Local - Belfast Newsletter
Interesting article, but the authors fail to recognise that Loyalists, especially in Belfast, have thrown their lot in with the Orange Order and the marching bands. Senior Unionist politicians jumped on this bandwagon over the summer to give the impression that Loyalists/Unionists need to stand together to face a "threat to their culture". Hence the DUP will scoop their votes.
Some marches no longer take place and Unionist/Loyalist culture has not collapsed, but it's handy to get the plebs (to quote an ex tory whip) excited.
You cannot reclaim the concepts of inclusivity and a shared future if the politicians, paramilitary leaders and loyal orders never claimed to believe in them in the first place.
Left wing politics does not sit well with the right wing views of the Loyal Orders and Unionism.