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End the appeasement of loyalist gang bosses

Brian Feeney
They pop up on TV news programmes everywhere in the UK and US like pimples or in some acute cases like suppurating boils. Well, not everywhere: everywhere there's been an incident in what are known as ‘deprived areas'. You name it, a racial attack, a riot, or a dog has mauled somebody. They're the species beloved of TV reporters, the Greater Brass-necked Community Leader ever ready with a comment, a sound bite and the obligatory pronouncement that ‘the whole community is devastated'. Of course there's no official position of community leader. It's a self-appointed role, be it in Charleston,[...]
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