The DUP MP said, “The Windsor Framework was launched to great fanfare, and there has been a considerable degree of spin involved with its promotion alongside numerous attempts locally, nationally and internationally to put pressure on unionism.
Over the weekend some of those efforts were stepped up. It is notable however that parties most keen to celebrate the Belfast Agreement seem remarkably keen to undermine that agreement when it suits them, whether that is through veiled references to joint authority or a desire to write unionists out of devolution.
Hysteria from these quarters is ridiculous. What’s needed are calm heads to work through all the political and legal texts, determine what impact they will have both now and in the years ahead. Progress needs to be recognised just as where gaps are obvious and questions arise then answers must be obtained. If others aren’t prepared to do that, we are.
It appears an obvious assessment now that if we didn’t do this, who would?”