Bob McCartney argues that much of the governments’ line after last week’s talks pushed the idea that the IRA had in principle agreed to decommission and that all that remained were a number of minor details raised by the DUP.Accountablity he argues is much more central to a fair and honest long term settlement. He further adds that “…it is Sinn Fein and the SDLP who want, not majority rule, but totalitarian rule in their chosen departments. The reason is because their true objective is not fair, effective, and good government for all the people of Northern Ireland, but transitional institutions for their goal of Irish unity”.
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