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Baffled by UUP policing u-turn

Published 16/03/2010

I REFER to the letter from 'Ulster Scot' (Write Back, March 13) in which he says that the Ulster Unionist Party were right to vote against the Policing and Justice Bill - mainly because education is in such a mess.

While this is certainly the case, is this really a legitimate reason to vote against the Bill? What about all the other departments that seem to be running fine?

I am also still baffled as to why the UUP were prepared to devolve policing and justice a few years ago, before they got the support of Sinn Fein and now, when it is a better deal for unionists, they vote against it.


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