So says Francis Mackie of the 32 County Sovereignty Committee, an organisation reputedly aligned with the Real IRA.
He’s not happy at the prospect:
The occupied 6 counties is not a democracy and the PSNI/RUC are not a police service of the people rather they are a force totally integrated into the British intelligence services supported by the British army. It will take more than a few token garda to swap places with former RUC murderers to convince the nationalist people that the PSNI is about policing in isolation from British interference in Irish affairs.
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