On the BBC’s Radio Five Live phone in programme yesterday, one respondent called in from South Armagh and argued quite plausibly that although he was not a Sinn Fein voter, he’d seen a pattern of disorder moving in in areas where the local IRA had ceded policing control to the PSNI (temporary sound file, about 1/2 hour in). Is this one reason why nationalists are reluctant to accept the PSNI as their local police force?
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