Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:
“The 1994 IRA ceasefire was the carefully choreographed outworking of secret and nefarious negotiations between murderers and the government of those they murdered. The ceasefire itself was not the result of the IRA repudiating their bloodthirsty campaign, but a tactical move whereby they purchased political gain with the blood of their innocent victims. It was so tactical it was readily abandoned to bomb Canary Wharf as a means of speeding government concessions.
“The unpalatable truth is that the IRA bombed its way to the negotiating table and ultimately were rewarded through the Belfast Agreement with a guaranteed seat in the government of the Province they remain committed to destroy. Such, is the sordid genesis of the failing Stormont arrangements.”