Sinn Fein’s drafted motion to be robust…

Although we’ve not had sight of the precise wording, Slugger understands that the motion hammered out at yesterday’s marathon meeting provides for acceptance of policing in Northern Ireland in full measure. Indeed, any half measures or perceived wriggle room at this stage are likely to be seen as a willful return to the stasis of two years ago, and indicative of poor leadership.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty