Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-
“For all the politicking of the Chief Constable and his resort to the “constructive ambiguity” that has hallmarked the dishonesty of “the peace process”, the choice which faces the unionist politicians, whose partnership with IRA/SF he seeks to facilitate, is “By your inaction are you prepared, again, to give the Provos a licence to kill?”
“Make no mistake, those inclined to let Sinn Fein and its IRA off the hook, are not just turning a blind eye to murder but signalling to the republican leadership that the IRA can kill again, provided they oblige by leaving no trace of official sanction.
“What a sordid, degenerate basis for the operation and survival of any political arrangement!
“Behind all the posturing of the DUP and UUP over the IRA killing of Kevin McGuigan, the choice they face is in or out of government with the political wing of his killers.
“Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.”