After months of claiming “very firm” British Government commitments, and alternatively a DUP commitment, to devolving policing and justice powers by May 2008, Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, finally gives a straight answer on that question. Not sure it meets the requirements of his own party’s Ard Fheis.. but better late than never, eh Jim?
Key quote from his answer [scroll down]
“However, agreement between the political parties (as you well know) remains the key determinant before detailed steps can be taken to implement devolution of justice.”
Adds Perhaps someone should tell Caoimhghín..