Interesting line of argument in today’s Irish News from Alban Maginness, who claims both Sinn Fein and the DUP are hammering the Parades Commission out of their own narrow political interests (subs needed).
“The Parades Commission is suffering a major frontal attack from the DUP while Sinn Fein snipes from the sidelines. If they really want to resolve parading conflicts rather than try to win them all, they should support the Parades Commission and accept its determinations for the greater good.” Mr Maginness accused unionists of attempting to destroy the commission to hand control of parades back to the police while he accused republicans of demonising the PSNI in a bid to portray themselves as ‘peacemakers in their own community.
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