Friday 13 June 2014

John Tongue - Racist attacks damage loyalism

Jonathan Tongue, author of ‘The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power’ said:

“They [loyalists] don’t see how much damage these attacks are doing to their own image, their own communities even if, to be completely fair, loyalist leaders on the ground see this… There is a bit of a Millwall mentality within working-class loyalist communities – the perception that ‘no one likes us, we don’t care’.”

And then:

“These people [loyalists] are used to having a united identity and they are not used to outsiders in their midst. Catholics were driven from their areas decades ago so they are stunned by this recent wave of immigrants coming into their communities.”

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