“Beware what you ask for…”

It looks like the Andersonstown News presumed this was all going to play out smoothly too…

The issue of policing will doubtless continue to dominate the political landscape. The upcoming Sinn Féin ard fheis, which is expected to green-light a move on policing by the party, will provide much political theatre, and it will be interesting to watch the unionist parties learn the full truth of the old saying, beware of what you ask for…

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