The Burkean are sensing it too
But what the young Burkean writer doesn’t appreciate is the malevolent extent of Harris’s willingness to obfuscate and remain silent on Loyalist violence and what he would be prepared to defend and justify on their behalf. One view is that the Barbara Pym account and it’s creators are interested in laying the propaganda groundwork to justify future loyalist violence.
You can hear in the Drivetime interview that he regards himself as “very close to Gusty Spence, David Irvine, working class Protestants”. One of the things that the Barbara Pym account did was go after the documentary maker of a film about the Glennane Gang
This is I think because Eoghan Harris goes mad at any documentaries made that paint Loyalists as murderous bigoted terrorist death squads. Harris probably regards them as legitimate, understandable Counter Insurgency rather than terrorists. It’s the insurgents in the IRA who are the terrorists.
All this means that our Taoiseach has an informal advisor on Northern Ireland who doesnt really believe in the concept of Loyalist death squads. Which is amazing and disgusting. Further proof that Micheal Martin is himself a disgusting person, with terrible judgement.