Unfit for purpose?

The Squinter column may or may not have been the spur but Gerry Adams has launched a strong attack on the delivery of the PSNI. He states:

“…the reality at this time is that the PSNI is failing to deliver; it is failing to deliver on call out times, on responding to information from the public, in its investigations of anti-social and organised crime.”

While the courts and probation services roles in all this should not be overlooked, have we arrived at the first cross-party, cross-community consensus since the foundation of Northern Ireland on the issue of policing? Namely everyone is agreed that it isn’t delivering.