Fishing expeditions…

A recent exchange in the Commons involving DUP hardliners and the Security Minister probably revealed more about the DUP than their allegation that the brother of a Sinn Fein MP was the subject of a security operation in which “important documents relating to security force members and leading politicians were removed by the Police Service of Northern Ireland”. Republicans will view this with customary contempt, as a other allegations made in Parliament by the party remained unsubstantiated. And even if true, it shows how even DUP hardliners might be finding dirt harder to come by. Course, the security operation might just be a warm-up for the new powers to seize documents where no crime is suspected.