McGuinness: if Policing and Justice slips past Christmas we are in deep trouble…

Martin McGuinness has thrown down the gauntlet for Peter Robinson on the return of policing and justice powers. The deputy first minister said: “What we have to do is lead. It is not easy leading. Leadership is a lonely post. We need to confront those people who would wish to hold us back.” The deputy First Minster went on to say: “What is absolutely an imperative is to have an agreement on the transfer of power and a date for the transfer of power before Christmas and I have to say if it slips past Christmas we are in deep trouble.”