Maidir Le: Dissident Loyalism raises it's ugly head.
I'm surprised you consider this to be dissident loyalism Trow, from what I know of loyalists this kind of thing is quite mainstream and par for the course- the difference with dissident republicans is that they represent a small fringe of republicanism, the largest republican organisations North and South having accepted the GFA and the institutionalised sectarianism of Stormont politics. The fact Willie Frazer is considered a community spokesman speaks volumes about the nature of the loyalist ideology and mind-frame. It is inherently sectarian and supremacist, and nothing to do with 'identity'. Hence the parading through Catholic enclaves and the general intimidation and attacks on Catholic communities in the loyalist stongholds.
Btw Mutley, you talk about conditional loyalty of the loyalists but I tend to disagree with you. JJ Lee wrote about loyalists in his book on Ireland from 1912-1985 and his conclusion was that they were only ever loyal to themselves. If you agree with this, as I do, then you'd also agree that they continue to remain 'loyal'.
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