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Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) Ceasefire Statement, 15 May 1998
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Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) ceasefire statement, 15 May 1998
"The soldiers of the LVF have fought against the Irish peace process and the sell-out of our country.
This has not been an easy task especially when you have all the different sides fighting against you.
Northern Ireland has come to a crucial part of its history, on the 22nd of May people will vote for a united Ireland through a yes or vote no to remain British and hold on to everything Protestant people hold dear.
That is our heritage, our faith and culture. People can only do that by voting no, but ultimately the decision has to be made through the people.
The LVF are now calling an unequivocal ceasefire to create the proper climate in people's minds, so when they do go to vote they will make the proper decision for Ulster and that is to vote no.
But as we have stated the final decision lies with the people, whatever decision is made, we have to accept it.
The LVF wish to go on record that they were never part of the sell-out. We think it is wrong and we hope people will see it as well, or Northern Ireland is lost forever.
The spokesman also commended the LVF prisoners in H6 at the Maze Prison,
This is a credit to them. They have shown to the Protestants of Northern Ireland that they did not elect a united Ireland,
For this the ruling army council salute all of you; you have made Ulster proud.
The LVF fought with the beliefs of their dearly beloved friend Brigadier Billy Wright who was murdered by republican scum on 27 December 1997.
His beliefs were that we the Protestant people, live in our own country, have the right to live in peace without any interference from a foreign country ie the Irish Republic."