Sinn Fein could recognise PSNI within months

Since the formation of the Northern state, republicans have consistently refused to recognise the legitimacy of the police.

6th May, 2006

Since the formation of the Northern state, republicans have consistently refused to recognise the legitimacy of the police.

For more than 80 years that position has remained unchanged, if anything it has become more entrenched, but should the Assembly elect a power-sharing government this November, it is likely that Sinn Fe¤ in will endorse the PSNI by the end of the year.

Such an endorsement would represent a seismic shift in the North’s political landscape...

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