Severe limits to the transfer of policing powers

This is either canny foresight on where our grand game of political chicken is taking us next or a purely mischievious playing with the opposition, but the headline on Sammy Wilson’s press release hints at a faux sympathy with Sinn Fein on the issue of policing and justice powers. He points to the fact that those powers when they come will be very limited, and will not include the hated intelligence gathering services.

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