Take the issue of policing, for example. A tough decision for many republicans, myself included, was taken. But witnessing the crisis caused with unionism and elements of the British establishment it is clear that the republican leadership (made up of the same calibre of people as Seán O Carroll and Patrick Tierney) took an initiative which has the potential to undermine the solidity of the 6 county stateMy emphasis. Not quite the same words McGuinness and the leadership are using to promote the transfer of "policing and justice", but probably a much more honest assessment of both Republican thinking and the reality of the situation.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Oops, did he really mean to say that?
Matt Carthy, Sinn Féin member of Carrickmacross Town Council and Monaghan County Council, speaking yesterday at the Sean O'Carroll and Patrick Tierney Commemoration: