a matter for the assembly and could not be imposed..

You need to read to the end of the BBC report to get to the significant part of the reported speech by the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward, at the British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body’s 35th Plenary Session in Oxford

Mr Woodward also said that the devolution of policing and justice powers was a matter for the assembly and could not be imposed.

Indeed. Of course, he’s already accepted that the timetable might need to be changed.. Now, is anyone still “thoroughly baffled”?

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