Willie often says it’s not about the money.
Let’s examine one aspect of that.
The media reported that FAIR , an organisation which he says he represents got £350,000 of EU money and a further £1,000,000 from OFMDFM. It’s not clear what that was spent on but no doubt Willie has the accounts somewhere in Armagh.
FAIR is supposed to be a victims’ organisation. Mysteriously, a second similar organisation has set up shop in the tiny town of Markethill, [pop.1,652].
The new organisation is called the Family Research and Policy Unit. Its aim is to “provide an advocacy service for those affected by the Northern Ireland Troubles”.
This organisation has a Board, though it’s not possible to find it by an internet search.
It has an email address and when you click on it , the emails are addressed to Willie Frazer.
There is no record on the internet of its activity.
More interestingly , it is funded by you and me, through the Victims and Survivors Service.
So, Markethill, best known for George Lambert V.C. is the go-to town for victims’ services.
Last year the FRPU, not the FRU, advertised for an advocacy case manager. This person had to have, inter alia, “an in depth knowledge and geography[sic] of unsolved murders within the South Armagh area”. I wonder if that includes the murders committed by the Glenanne Gang? Or the murders of the Reavey brothers in 1976? I suppose ‘fenian looking people’ should not apply.
So what is the character of Willie Frazer, the man getting your money?
Well, apart from being a semi-illiterate bigot, he has consorted with Loyalist terrorists.
On 2 June 2003 the Secretary of State wrote to him in the following terms: “You are unfit to have firearms and ammunition as the police have intelligence from a reliable source to indicate that you have recently associated with loyalist terrorist organisations.”
The rest of his antics are in the public domain , Abu Hamsa impersonations, photographed holding a rifle, etc etc.
The shocking thing about him is that taxpayers money is going to him, from an organisation that was set up for the benefit of ALL victims and that he was appointed by McCue and Co. to represent victims of Libyan supplied Semtex.
FRPU got £50, 150 from VSS it would be interesting to know the terms. Does this organisation fund other groups with a particular interest?
But what of his silence? I hear you ask. Willie Frazer, the man who calls Republicans scum etc , was utterly silent when Martin McGuinness , astonishingly , addressed those whom he had made victims. Why? because Willie’s hosts were his funders. Stupid and all that he is, he’s not daft when “its about the money”.