The new ‘decommissioning’?

Over on Our Kingdom I argue that the devolution of policing and justice in the St Andrew’s Agreement has become the equivalent of decommissioning in the Belfast Agreement with the roles of Unionism and Republicanism reversed and that the recent deal faces two tests in 2009; the reaction of republicans if it does not happen as quickly as they predict e.g. Easter 09 and the electoral test of the European election in June 2009.