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    Default DUP welcomes the UDA's Frank McCoubrey into its ranks.

    A leading figure in the UPRG until now, and leading UDA representative Frank McCoubrey has joined the DUP. It's not the first time McCoubrey has flirted with mainstream unionist parties, back in 2000, the Ulster Unionist Party nominated the member of the then loyalist Ulster Democratic Party, which is linked to the UDA, as deputy mayor. The UDA was at the time engaged in a bloody feud with the UVF.

    But DUP leader Peter Robinson said: "Frank is a very well-known representative in the greater Shankill area and he has worked very closely with the party in tackling issues which affect people living in that area."

    Last year the UPRG travelled to a meeting in Dublin with The Taoiseach under Garda escort. The delegation included Tommy Kirkham, Frankie Gallagher, Frank McCoubrey, loyalist prisoner representative Stanley Fletcher, and Jackie McDonald, the UDA brigadier in South Belfast.

    McCoubrey courted controversy when he was deputy mayor when the Alliance Party had tabled a motion to censure McCoubrey after he sat on the stage at a UDA-linked festival on the Shankill Road in Belfast when masked gunmen and women walked up and fired a volley of shots cheered by a large crowd. Lines of masked loyalists marched beneath a mural depicting loyalism as the grim reaper. On the platform, Johnny Adair and Michael Stone were joined by deputy lord mayor Frank McCoubrey and UDP chair John White.

    He claimed afterwards that 'I went to the festival with my three children and my intentions were to have a great day with the children and go home'. And he 'did not know masked men would appear'


    Looks like a great family day out.

    BBC News - Frank McCoubrey joining the DUP

    So the DUP has another former terrorist who was at the cutting edge of the struggle to keep Ulster British and the drugs money in the correct bank accounts. The hypocrisy is astounding.
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    Unacceptable IMO.

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    Hypocrites.
    They condemn SDLP for not being fully supportive of Party colleague Samuel Brush in Dungannon.
    Paddy Wison......SDLP councillor and incidently a family friend was murdered in 1973 by a man who later went on to become a prominent spokes-person for UDP.

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    Listen lads, no need to get hysterical. One swallow does not make a summer. Now if a leading DUP member had stood on a platform before, shoulder to shoulder with a leading loyalist murderer you would have a reason to condemn. If they had marched armed men in protests, if they had lead hundreds of men onto the streets of isolated communities harrassing and intimidating, if they had links to shadowy groups and associated themselves with militia then you would have grounds to complain.
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    i know i am only a thick knuckledragging PUL but i could have swore that a few weeks ago the OP was lamenting the lack of loyalist paramilitary's in politics...
    The biggest loss was the death of David Ervine in 2007, he hasn't been replaced.
    http://www.politics.ie/forum/norther...cal-voice.html

    The hypocrisy is astounding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    i know i am only a thick knuckledragging PUL but i could have swore that a few weeks ago the OP was lamenting the lack of loyalist paramilitary's in politics...http://www.politics.ie/forum/norther...cal-voice.html
    I am afraid you just do not get it - do you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    i know i am only a thick knuckledragging PUL but i could have swore that a few weeks ago the OP was lamenting the lack of loyalist paramilitary's in politics...http://www.politics.ie/forum/norther...cal-voice.html
    Don't equate loyalist paramilitaries with the protestant working class. Also don't equate Frank McCoubrey with David Ervine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theloner View Post
    Don't equate loyalist paramilitaries with the protestant working class. Also don't equate Frank McCoubrey with David Ervine.
    that is exactly what you did and do... as for Ervine and Mccoubrey* pray do tell in your opinion is one a good loyalist paramilitary and the other a bad loyalist paramilitary?

    *tbh i know nothing about him.
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    The DUP are a bunch if lunatics,so another one is hardly here nor there.

    Is this McCoubrey an ex loyalist prisoner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtyisBack View Post
    I am afraid you just do not get it - do you?
    oh i get it alright the OP is saying (paraphrasing to cut out all the boring sh ite) ' you lot can't say anything about our lot coz your lot are nearly as bad as our lot, so now i am on a high horse to tell you lot how hypocritical you are' but of course realising the hypocrisy of the OP is beyond the OP's capabilities...
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