“we are not tied to any dates”

With a delegation from the NI Assembly and Executive Review Committee due to visit other legislatures, London, Edinburgh and Dublin, in the Belfast Telegraph, Committee Chairman, the DUP’s Jimmy Spratt, adds a reminder of the process the parties have agreed to lead to the transfer of policing and justice powers – “I have repeatedly said this is a process we are involved in. There are certainly no dates, we are not tied to any dates. “A lot of things have still be sorted out and of course there is also a parallel process going on involving the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister and the Treasury. “All of this will feed into our final report but it will probably not be ready until early in the next term.” Meanwhile, during the conversation noted previously, the Alliance Party’s David Ford urged the DUP to “bite the bullet”. With certain caveats.

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  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    The DUP are now under pressure from the 2 governments, SF, the SDLP, Alliance, and if we can take the nodding by Wee Reggie as agreement in the above clip, the UU/Tory/Cryto merger to keep moving the ‘process’ of transferring Police and Justice along.

    They dont really have anywhere else to go as TUV Jimbo is sitting on the territory to their right and the Alliance and probably the cryptos on their left.

    If Stormo collpases because of DUP footdragging then there will be little need for the DUP any more as the TUV will be the resident anti-agreement party – and a proper anti-agreement party i.e. one that can claim to never having said ‘Yes’.

    Verdict: Robbo to hold his nerve.

  • Ulsters my Homeland

    Our Majesty is still waiting to visit the Republic


  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit


    It cant be great having to go to places where the people think very little of you. If you are in government then you get to decide where you go but royalty are just told to show up.

    It is perhaps similar to the experience of some kids having to visit their parents friends who really dont like children but they have to just sit there for the duation with a grin on their chops trying to be polite.

    Poor Queenie.

  • Laughing (Tory) Unionist

    Ach now, Stuck-record, you slabbered last year that P&J would *already* have been devolved *by* last year: http://sluggerotoole.com/index.php/weblog/comments/its-an-ex-stadium-plan-for-maze/P50/ – indeed, second only to your monopost about what ‘da Brits’ couldn’t do, but now, ‘pluze soir!’ shouldn’t do, I can’t think of any other jibber-jabber from you, you keep on running quite so fast from. You’re well advised to keep that pace up.