RUC Athletics Association: it hasn’t gone away you know

Following on from Mick’s piece about the Royal Ulster Constabulary Athletics Association. The BBC are reporting that the motion to change the name of the association has been dropped.

From the BBC:

The move has been welcomed by unionist politicians.
DUP MLA Jimmy Spratt called on ACC Kerr to resign as chairman of the association.
The TUV leader Jim Allister said the move had provoked anger among the members who met on Thursday morning to discuss the issue.
Mr Allister said ACC Kerr needed to tell people where the threat to funding came from.
The move was also welcomed by the Ulster Unionist leadership candidate Mike Nesbitt
Earlier this week the plan was also criticised by the first minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson who rejected claims that future funding was dependent on dropping the RUC title.

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