Former and possibly current UVF leader and ex-prisoner, Billy Hutchinson, seems to believe unionists have a cunning plan up their sleeve, but doesn't want to reveal such plans or 'make promises to anybody'. He refused to be drawn on the specifics of action being taken by himself and unionists to restore the Union flag at City Hall 365, but said: "We believe there are a number of decisions that we can take because we believe that there was (sic) illegal actions taken.
To be fair, he acknowledged democracy had determined that the Union flag was removed from Belfast's city hall but bizarrely claimed the process was flawed, saying 'It may have been a democratic decision between people in the City Hall but, I think that the process was flawed'. He believes all will be clear by the 'middle of next week'.
The UVF killer joined fellow unionists TUV leader Jim Allister, Henry Reilly (UKIP councillor from South Down), Craigavon council member Darryn Causby (DUP) and Robert Wallace, Portadown Grand Master of the Royal Black Institution in Portadown the other night, they all shared the stage and spoke about their hurt regards the flag. Ironically, Jimbo told the same crowd 'not to copy the Sinn Fein/IRA template of violence as they are simply laughing at loyalist violence and we must not give them that particular glee' as 'this is the flag which our forefather bled and died for - they also died for democracy and we must follow the democratic path. I wonder if he laboured this point to Winkie Irvine and Billy backstage.
The PUP leader called for unionist unity and stated they must take on republicans and “agitate just as much as they do. To coin a phrase - we’re not going away, you know'...Almost 30 police officers have been injured and a number of politicians have been subjected to death threats. as a result of the Union flag only going to be flown seventeen days a year as opposed to all year round.
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