Anything less than full implementation of Sinn Fein’s commitments would render today’s meeting “valueless,” he said.
“The DUP has forced Sinn Féin to recognise support for the police and the rule of law as an issue of paramount importance for which there can be no other way. Sinn Féin must now walk this road. “No post-dated action can take the place of real delivery. The postponements must come to an end. “The time for true, visible and open support for the police and law enforcement has arrived.” Today’s shift means telling police about crime, taking seats on accountability bodies like the Policing Board and District Policing Partnerships. “Only with real delivery can the way be cleared for a full return to democracy and a facing up to the everyday needs and requirements of the people of Northern Ireland,” he said. “The site must be cleared before proper building can begin. All Ulster people, across both the religious and political divides, know that it is now or never.”