Raymond Lavery is a veteran loyalist and activist. He has said that loyalists desperately needed a political education programme to convince younger loyalists that their fears are unfounded. He said:
"What is important here is that this generation not only get a better formal education but they get a political education too, which there is a serious lack of. Sinn Féin are putting into people’s heads that because a flag comes down there is a march towards a united Ireland.
And here's the really important bit:
"Young and old believe that, even though it is not true."In full here. Previous post on loyalism's "phantom fears" here. I previously looked at Raymond Lavery's comments here.