Peter Robinson has made his position crystal clear:
“We still take the position that the structures must be removed completely. There is no purpose of having a structure if you do not intend to operate in a paramilitary fashion.”
The Belfast Telegraph editorial agrees arguing:
“The IRA needs to be definitive and decisive. Why? Consider the transformation of policing as an example. Disposing of the RUCs name was largely a symbolic matter a painful one for most unionists but one that was considered utterly necessary to win the support of nationalists and republicans. And so it proved to be.”
Ending with the instruction:
Go back to the plough. Slán abhaile.