Peace requires control of policing…

Interesting editorial confirming Sinn Fein’s basic position that the last jigsaw for the completion of the Patton reforms is that control of policing should rest with local politicians. On the other side, the DUP says there is no progress until Sinn Fein unambiguously support both the policing and justice system. No doubt it will be a hardfought battle. But with new accounts relating to the Robert McCartney murder still coming to light, there may be a nasty, dissonent sound track playing in the background.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty