Outrage over loyalist appeasement in depressingly short supply

The BBC's Spotlight programme contained jaw-dropping revelations about the UDA
BBC Spotlight journalist Stephen Dempster must wonder what it takes to get a story rolling. His investigation into the appeasement of loyalist ‘community work’ was full of jaw-dropping outrages. Councils, ministers and the police were shown to be complicit in the funding and empire-building of UDA-linked organisations. A Bangor neighbourhood that dared to stand up for the law was officially instructed to pay homage to gangsters. Newspapers reported the programme, along with a similar scandal involving the UVF muscling in on the funding of a major substance abuse charity, which now [...]

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