As the BBC reports. Gordon Brown may have told the Labour Party Conference that “we want to see [the devolution of policing and justice to the people of Northern Ireland] happen in the next few months”, but as one of those who have to agree to that move reminded UTV’s Ken Reid [Corrected quote]
The First Minister also told UTV’s Political Editor Ken Reid that he will not be pushed by a December deadline into devolving policing and justice. “I would like to have [had] this resolved before the summer, I would like to have it resolved [before] the end of [this] year, I would like to have it resolved before the next election, I want to get it done as soon as it is sensible to do it, but the ingredients that make up that decision [are] that we have to have the right
constitutionalinstitutional arrangements, we have to have the right financial arrangement and we have to have the community confidence,” [Peter Robinson] said.