Orde: I’m ready to talk Gerry…

Hugh Orde tells Gerry Adams that he is ready for face to face talks with Sinn Fein…

“My people have got to be able to talk to their people and at every level openly about all the issues that people are concerned about,” the PSNI chief told the Belfast Telegraph. Policing isn’t political. It is about people who need help.

“All I ask is that my people are given the opportunity to protect all communities. Don’t judge us by the past. Judge us by what we do now. That’s all I ask.”

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