Friday, 1 August 2008

Empey dismisses idea of devolved policing and justice in near future

UUP Leader Sir Reg Empey said that Sinn Féin’s ‘blackmail and bullying’ did not inspire him with any confidence that the Executive was currently ‘mature’ enough for the devolution of policing and justice. Sinn Féin maintained that their chief Negotiator, the Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, was available for ‘meaningful discussions’ but added they did not see the point of holding Executive meetings unless a number of ‘outstanding issues’ including policing and justice were addressed

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