Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-
“Given the apparently informed speculation that Kevin McGuigan was murdered in revenge for the killing of IRA commander, Jock Davison, the key question – of security and political significance – is what organisation would be minded to revenge the killing of an IRA godfather? The answer may be obvious!
“If what are termed “mainstream republicans” were involved, then, the implications for the supposed ceasefire, even disbandment, of the IRA, Sinn Fein and the political arrangements must not be dodged. Invoking the blind eye approach of “the peace process” to let IRA/SF off the hook – as with the murder of Paul Quinn and Robert McCartney – will not only again expose the moral bankruptcy of that process, but the complicity of all who play their game. Police, politicians and all who value truth and justice must face, not fudge, the truth, however uncomfortable it might be.
“I and my party will closely watch developments with critical interest.”