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McGuinness's PSNI remarks disgraceful

I WRITE in relation to disgraceful comments made by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness regarding Sinn Fein's support for policing (News, May 3).

Mr McGuinness stated that Sinn Fein would "review" their support for the police if the arrest and detention of Gerry Adams was not dealt with in a satisfactory manner. This is a disgraceful statement, which has the potential to destabilise the peace process.

Devolution was restored on the basis of Sinn Fein supporting the police and the rule of law. On the strength of this promise policing and justice powers were devolved.

If Martin McGuinness's support for policing and the rule of law is so shallow it throws into question the very basis of devolution.

ALEXANDER REDPATH

Chairman, Ulster Young Unionist Council

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