Statement by Jim Allister MLA:
What DUP through Jeffrey Donaldson said in 2007 after IRA men murdered Paul Quinn:
“If the IRA is involved — whether it’s individuals or — and there was a gang involved here — if there were a number of IRA members involved in this murder then that’s the actions of the IRA. We are not here to dance around this issue”.
What DUP and Jeffrey Donaldson actually did in 2007 – Nothing. Carried on in government with IRA/Sinn Fein!
What DUP through Jeffrey Donaldson said today, after IRA men murdered Kevin McGuigan:
“Surely, no one is suggesting that a political party which sits in the government of NI, has reps on Policing Board and is fully involved in the democratic process and at the same time remains linked to an organisation whose members are carrying out murders. That would just not be sustainable in any democratic society.
“Clearly there are members of the Provisional IRA who decided to take law into their own hands.
“We cannot ignore murder.”
What will DUP and Jeffrey Donaldson actually do in 2015? It is actions, not words that count.