PSNI: “We will seek to make it difficult for them”.

The BBC reports that the Policing Board have been told that the PSNI are to launch “a major security operation against dissident republicans over the coming days”.  From the BBC report

At the October meeting of the policing board, PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Judith Gillespie said that the public may face disruption as a result of the operations.

“Over the coming days you will see an increase in police activity across Northern Ireland as we continue our efforts to prevent serious harm and keep our communities safe,” Mrs Gillespie told members of the independent oversight body in Belfast.

She said that on occasion police activity may “delay or disrupt people going about their legitimate business”.

However, she said the force would seek to minimise the impact of their activities on ordinary people and asked the public for understanding.

And from the UTV report

Assistant Chief Constable Alistair Finlay said the public should expect disruption as a result of the operations.

He appealed for patience and tolerance from the community.

“From time to time we will take action when we feel we have to put in place security measures in order to keep the community safe”, he told UTV.

“They will see an enhance police presence at various times of the day as we move resources around and seek to suppress those who want to harm.

“We will seek to make it difficult for them”.

Timing, eh?

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  • joeCanuck

    Why warn the “dissidents” in advance that specific action is imminent?
    *Shakes head *

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    JoeC,

    Puts me in mind of the old Billy Connolly joke about the Falklands war in which the Englezes told the Argies they were setting off across the Atlantic to throw them out and yet when they arrived the Argies were still jumping out of bed and struglging to get their trousers on.

  • joeCanuck

    My favourite story from that period: A couple of years after the war a one armed, one legged beggar sits outside Conservative party HQ in London with a sign saying Falklands war veteran. Tory grandee comes out, looks and says “That’s disgusting”. Pulls out his wallet extracts all of his money and gives it to the beggar. The beggar says “Gratias Senor”.

  • al

    Probably to reassure the public and attempt to make life difficult for the “dissidents” whilst the government continues their talks with these terrorists.

    I would like to think it’s more than just a PR stunt though.

  • jim

    just another excuse for more harrasment like the old RUC days wats changed

  • Ulick

    Will they be checking tax and MOTs as well I wonder or maybe someone has been released by mistake again?

  • joeCanuck

    Now I know the answer to my question “Why?”. BBC report that N.Irish people are the biggest blabbermouths, the least likely in the UK to keep a secret.

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    “BBC report that N.Irish people are the biggest blabbermouths, the least likely in the UK to keep a secret.”

    Shock Report -Irish people speak more than the British.

  • lamhdearg

    Wats changed? in the past you felt harassed by Ulster folk now it the irish (northern type). Checking tax and mot, why not? surely if i have to play by the rules so should everyone, in the end it is a pr stunt, it wont make me feel any safer as i feel safe anyway, the costs of this would be better spent on undercover work.

  • lamhdearg

    Are the northern Irish British somewhere in the middle?.

  • iluvni

    So, the PSNI will be standing in the same places as the last time, creating pointless traffic jams, again.
    Brilliant. I am reassured.

    I wonder if the cheeky cow who asked me to ‘state my business’ will be stopping the cars again in Newtownabbey.

  • iluvni

    …and theyd better not start it tomorrow night and bugger up the roads with people trying to get to Windsor Park in good time.

  • jim

    wats changed.nothing their still peelers

  • lamhdearg

    At least we can walk to Windsor from the watering holes,think what in would be like getting to long kesh with the “pellers” stoping every car.

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    Old English proverb – A Paddy is a Paddy

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    Good luck to Norn Iron – tough game.

    I cant find it now but had to laugh ealrier BBC website was quoting some NI player saying the team were not ‘complacent’ against Italy.

  • lamhdearg

    And a jock a jock a taff a taff, and were all Brits afterall and in the end.

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    3 out of 5 Belfast Paddys says ‘YES’.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/irish/9068322.stm

  • lamhdearg

    3 out of 5 paddys the reports editor chose to show said yes.

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    Yes it is quite possible some of the other comments were not suitable for broadcast.

    Windsor park looks appalling – when do they start working on it? What capacity will it have?

  • lamhdearg

    some new uncovered seats put in for fridays game,(see http://www.linfieldfc.com latest news The changing face of Windsor Park) it will never be an aviva but its still home.

  • another

    “Why warn the “dissidents” in advance that specific action is imminent?”

    Because it gets them chattering…

    “BBC report that N.Irish people are the biggest blabbermouths, the least likely in the UK to keep a secret.”

    Especially when a little bit of torture is being applied (and there in lies one of the reasons that the Ra called it a day)..

  • Neil

    They still won’t be out if it’s raining. The check points are a regular feature on Grosvenor Road, but somehow or another it never seems to happen when it’s wet out. Very fortuitious for the boys in green, assuming of course they’re not a pack of lazy, mollycoddled pussies who don’t want to get wet.

  • Ulick

    Saying as the peelers have seen fit to already give fair warning of their plans should we help them further and post announce where the checkpoints are? Went through one there about half an hour ago on the Malone Rd on the way back from the MOT centre. Was very busy there this morning btw, bloke said all their early morning cancellations had been snapped up again in record time – fancy that!

  • Reader

    Ulick: Saying as the peelers have seen fit to already give fair warning of their plans should we help them further and post announce where the checkpoints are?
    It looks like the police plans were more cunning than your response:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11506983