VIDEO: Full text of Grand Master’s address at united unionist meeting

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Text of the address made by the Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, Edward Stevenson, at Ballymacarrett Orange Hall, Belfast, yesterday.

“The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland welcomes the support and co-operation of the broad unionist family in standing against the ongoing threats of republican violence and the intolerance of those who seek to curtail expressions of our British identity and parading tradition.

First Minister Peter Robinson (fourth right) and Orange Order Grand Master Edward Stevenson (fifth right) along with Orange Order and Unionist representatives after signing a pledge at Ballymacarrett Orange Hall, Albertbridge Road, Belfast

First Minister Peter Robinson (fourth right) and Orange Order Grand Master Edward Stevenson (fifth right) along with Orange Order and Unionist representatives after signing a pledge at Ballymacarrett Orange Hall, Albertbridge Road, Belfast

“There is also evidently unanimous backing for a reinvigorated campaign against the inept Parades Commission; confirmed by the unity of purpose and high attendance at our emergency meeting last evening.

 

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