Even so, the “loyalist” (loyal only to themselves) paramilitary-related Paisleyite “Democratic Unionist Party” insists that Sinn Fein, now the largest Catholic political party in NI, endorse the cops, to allow the restoration of limited self-rule for the region. This is like requiring African-Americans to endorse an unreformed Bull Connor, or Palestinians, the Israeli “Defense” Forces, or Kosovo Serbs, the KLA.
Sunday Business Post headline: RUC was running UVF gang. [After next week, try searching for the story in their archives, where old stories remain available free.]
Giving the benefit of the doubt, the DUP just don’t understand. Not, they keep moving the goalposts. We really are the Blacks of Europe. My advice to the SF ard fheis (party conference)?: Tough call. I suppose they could get into power and see if they can’t improve things that way…although from what I remember, policing remains under control of the UK Cabinet – the Northern Ireland Office and Secretary of State for NI – under Devolution.