“However, even if it is passed by the Assembly..”

Some of our commenters, you know who you are, are getting exercised about this BBC report following yesterday’s Northern Ireland Executive’s discussion of draft legislation for a Department of Justice. There’s an iol report which notes the need for caution.

The legislation is a key part of the long-delayed process to transfer policing and justice powers from London to Stormont.

However, even if it is passed by the Assembly, it will still require a further resolution asking the British government to devolve the necessary responsibilities.