Tag Archives: Billy Hutchinson

What came first – the paramilitaries or the polluted politics?

My new book UVF: Behind the Mask has drawn considerable media attention since its publication two weeks ago. Much of this is to be expected given that I have gained unprecedented access to the UVF in a way that presents … Continue reading

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Establishing trust is necessary to move beyond violence

This article was originally published on EamonnMallie.com on 16 January 2013. By Aaron Edwards That loyalists continue to protest at the decision to remove the Union flag from Belfast City Hall is unfortunate, but not surprising. At risk of sounding … Continue reading

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Review of Tony Novosel’s book on Ulster Loyalism

Here’s my review of Tony Novosel’s excellent Northern Ireland’s Lost Opportunity: The Frustrated Promise of Political Loyalism, which was published by Pluto Press in 2013. The review originally appeared in Political Studies Review in September 2014: “‘Northern Ireland’s Lost Opportunity’ … Continue reading

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The Resignation of Dawn Purvis MLA

COMMENT: After the resignation of Dawn Purvis, is there any future for the Progressive Unionist Party? asks AARON EDWARDS The murder of Bobby Moffett in the Shankill and Dawn Purvis’s subsequent resignation has dealt a body blow to the PUP. … Continue reading

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