“this decision has been made prematurely”

The Irish Times breaking news reports a joint statement from DUP MP David Simpson and MLA Stephen Moutray which criticses, at least, the timing of that “indigenous” deal Adds BBC report on Jim Wells’ comments

Mr Simpson and fellow Upper Bann Assemblyman Stephen Moutray said: “We do believe and feel that it is our duty to state that this decision has been made prematurely, before the conditions were right and before the completion of a credible testing period.
“It is our view that both republicans and the government have more that they needed to do. All parties concerned now have a huge responsibility upon them to fulfil all of the pledges they have made in reaching this accord,” Mr Simpson said.