Dissidents hope that British are more stupid than them- Feeney

Brian Feeney’s opening observation in his Irish News column yesterday regarding those seemingly fixated with Sinn Fein’s response to events is, unsurprisingly, nowhere more relevant than here on Slugger. But he correctly identifies that the response of the British government is perhaps more important at this juncture, not least given how forceful republican leaders have been in positioning the party after the dreadful killings of the past few days:
“The correct response to the shock and dismay of Saturday’s murders is to pursue steadily and resolutely the present policies which so annoy and frustrate dissidents, not to announce any flashy security measures which would play into their hands but to proceed with all deliberate speed to devolve justice and security to locally elected politicians.”