Well, Chris at Balrog notes his party’s TD are calling for the IMC to be scraped – offence, perhaps. But Beano at Everything Ulster sees the party’s reaction purely as a defensive move on the part of the Republican movement. Dick Kerr, one of the Commissioners speaking last night on the BBC’s PM programme said that that Sinn Fein’s accusation that the IMC was politically biased was “an easy accusation for someone to make who doesn’t like the message. It may be that “you protest too much if all you are going to to say is that it [the report] was politically motivated. In my limited experience of Northern Ireland very few people are willing to admit their own shortcomings”. He went on to say that he thought there was no alternative to this process.
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