Loyalism can't and won't take criticism. Loyalism can't and won't learn from shortcomings and wrongdoings. Brian Feeney said in the Irish News, ''Liberal unionists' like Lo labelled Lundies':
"The unionist view of the world... it simply this: to deny the validity and sanctity of the Act of Union is automatically told hold a false, untenable position.He continued:
"The fiercest unionist reaction is and always has been reserved for anyone perceived to be any class of unionist who utters a word in suspecy of any aspect of nationalism."More:
"For someone perceived or assumed to be unionist to utter words such as "united Ireland" is regarded as the most grievous sin. Unionism has special words like "Lundy" for anyone among them who steps away from the one true faith. The hysterical, irrational response to Anna Lo is a stark warning and reminder to any unionist of his or her fate were they to go 'to they other side'.
"Unionism endorsed... violence or the threat of violence initiated against anyone suspected of being a traitor or a Lundy."
And the important bit:
"The threat of violence such as inflicted inflicted on the Alliance party since 2012 is sufficient warning to prevent any middle-class liberal unionists from becoming involving in politics."
He also said on Sunday Politics NI:
"[Anna Lo is going to lose votes] because she comes across as a modern, rational woman."
Gusty Spence said:
"We in Northern Ireland are plagued with super-loyalists... If one does not agree with their bigoted and fascist views then one is a "taig-lover" or a "communist"."