Closer and closer to ‘that fair deal’

According to the Sunday Independent, Peter Robinson has stated that in principle he has no objections to a target date on the transfer of policing and justice powers to the Stormont. However, he has insisted that it cannot happen until both nationalists and unionists are fully confident local politicians are up to the job. For Sinn Fein’s part, Pat Doherty has said that his party is not against making ministers more accountable. Not quite the same hymn sheet, but…

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