PUP leader Billy Hutchinson has said he expects to lodge a challenge next week to the decision taken by Belfast City Council to fly the flag on designated days.
Billy also feels the new talking shop called the Unionist Forum has already run out of steam. This is actually quite a dangerous development as the DUP-UUP led project could possibly lose leadership and fall into the wrong hands as some far right groups from Britain have been keen to exploit the situation in relation to the Union Flag.
Billy also believes it's hard to keep track of the protests and where and when they taking place. “Now I am hearing reports of more major protests being planned – it is very hard to keep up with what is happening – but claims that paramilitaries are behind this are wrong.
“From what I can see on Facebook, they are being organised by ordinary people.
“I firmly believe that the decision to take down the flag was wrong, and the focus should be on Sinn Fein''.
Perhaps the focus should be on SF with this is not the case. Obnoxious protests, disruption of ordinary people regardless of class and creed certainly failed to focus the attention on SF, it's clear where the traders' anger and civic society's frustration lies - the protesters draped in Union flags blocking roads and disrupting daily lives. Billy is still being coy about his master-plan and admits even he isn't sure what this challenge will entail, 'there are just a few minor details which need to be checked', he said.
It is also slightly worrying due to the fact a prominent worker said Christmas retarded the attendances on street corners, main roads and city centres, however the pic below kinda laughs in the face of that suggestion. Seems to be more robocops than loyalist protesters.