“Sinn Fein must stop running away from and dodging the issue”

The DUP’s Ian Paisley Jnr has issued a robust response to Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams earlier statement on policing – “It is up to Sinn Fein to build confidence by their actions and so far they have failed this sincerity test.”
From the Press Association report

In a hard-hitting response, the North Antrim Assembly member said: “Gerry Adams should hear this message loud and clear.

“He is not getting a date for the devolution of policing – period!

“He cannot put the cart before the horse in this matter.

“Sinn Fein must stop running away from and dodging the issue. Support for the police, the courts and the rule of law must come first in a real, genuine and meaningful way before anyone could even contemplate a timeframe for the devolution of policing.

“By avoiding this issue Sinn Fein only postpones serious consideration of devolution by unionists. It is up to Sinn Fein to build confidence by their actions and so far they have failed this sincerity test.”