12 November 2009 Edition
12 November 2009
The current DUP tactic of attempting to repeatedly delay the transfer of policing and justice powers from London to Belfast is totally unacceptable. Further delay is the only reason for the DUP to introduce extraneous issues such as parades, payments to former RUC and UDR members and licensed weapons. None of these issues was involved in the long negotiations that finally led to agreement on the principle of transfer of policing and justice powers and on the accompanying financial package. This package has now been signed off by the British government and is ready to be put in place once transfer occurs. The introduction of the above issues at this stage is nothing more than an effort by the DUP to put off the inevitable. Free article
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