Remembering George Seawright: 25 years on

George Seawright was a Belfast City Councillor from 1981 until being expelled from the Council due to his imprisonment in 1986, and was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 1982, initially as a member of Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party.

Unlike some other Loyalist leaders, he saw the defence of Ulster as closely linked to the broader struggle for race and nation.  His support for the National Front, including an interview with the NF journal Nationalism Today, led to his expulsion from the DUP but he was re-elected as a ‘Protestant Unionist’.

George Seawright was murdered 25 years ago today: 3rd December 1987

George Seawright’s unshakeable loyalism and patriotism led to him being singled out by the murderers of the IPLO, a terrorist drug dealing gang who had broken away from the IRA and INLA in a dispute over the proceeds of crime, but who were assisted by traitors within loyalism and within the British security establishment.  On 3rd December 1987 he was assassinated at the wheel of his taxi by IPLO gunman  Martin O’Prey.

George Seawright’s comrades knew that they could expect no justice from the forces of ‘law and order’.

Within weeks of his death a consignment of weapons arrived in Ulster, following negotiations with South African diplomats.  These included 90 Browning pistols, one of which was put to good use on 16th August 1991, when the assassin Martin O’Prey was executed at his home on Ardmoulin Terrace, west Belfast.

Earlier still Jim Craig, the traitor in the loyalist camp who had set up George Seawright’s murder as well as leaking other information to republican terrorists as part of a deal with the British secret state, had been shot dead on 15th October 1988 at the Crown Inn pub in east Belfast. A quarter of a century on, the causes for which George Seawright gave his life remain embattled against the dark forces of subversion.

On the 25th anniversary of George Seawright’s death, his old council disgracefully voted to remove the Union flag from Belfast Town Hall, triggering riots by signalling the latest moves in the betrayal of Ulster.  Seventeen people were injured in this latest violence. It is tragic that IRA boss Martin McGuinness now has more influence over Belfast’s affairs than loyal Ulstermen.  George Seawright’s death was a turning point in the process by which terrorist godfathers like McGuinness took over the province.


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