Peace and Goodwill… negotiating up to, through and beyond…

The most senior member of the DUP that the Westminster Hour could find to speak against the party line was Councillor Jack McKee, a consistent opponent of sharing power with Sinn Fein. In the meantime, public negotiation stances continue as obstructively as ever. Sinn Fein sticks stubbornly to its call for a date for devolution of policing and justice, before an Ard Fheis to ask its membership to support the police. So now the DUP wants a downgrade in the status of the minister handling the Justice portfolio. And the British have removed local oversight of ‘national security’ to MI5. Hmmm… Has anyone any idea of who is actually winning?

  • Butterknife

    Why is it that in the St Andrew’s Agreement the DUP has endorsed HM Governments’ intention to pass an Irish (language)Act of Parliament?

  • Mick Fealty

    Has anyone endorsed the SAA?

  • Butterknife

    Well i suppose technically no Agreement is endorsed as it is just an agreement per se. It’s the legislation that implements the Agreement [Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006 ] and as both main players are saying nothing but nevertheless acting upon that legislation then its endorsement by silence.

    http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2006/ukpga_20060053_en.pdf

  • Frustrated Democrat

    I don’t know who is winning, but I do know who is losing. Everyone who wants a decent democratic society in NI.

    The DUP and SF, who represent substantially less that half the electorate, are holding everybody else to ransom.

  • joeCanuck

    FD beat me to the post.
    We all know who are losing.