Robinson's plan: unaccountability

Peter Robinson in conversation with Frank Millar, in the subscription only Irish Times, goes into some critical detail:

“I think it’s fundamentally flawed in a number of areas but centrally it’s all around the issue of accountability. Accountability within the Assembly, accountability North/South-wise, the democratic controls. Power is exercised by ministers, not by the Assembly. Those are issues we can go into.”

“I want devolution to be the outcome. But devolution to be an outcome must be built on a basis that is sound and practical. If the only form of devolution being offered is a form that is effectively going to have an IRA veto, then that is not in the interest of the unionist community. Therefore the form of devolution must be one that the unionist community can give its support and allegiance to.”

Previously fundamental flaws

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