Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Paddy Ashdown's new job

The BBC reports:

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown is to head a review of parading in Northern Ireland, it has been announced.

NI Secretary Peter Hain said Lord Ashdown would bring great "expertise and credibility" to the job.

Lord Ashdown - a former international high representative for Bosnia - was raised in Northern Ireland.

The government promised an independent review of parading in the St Andrews Agreement.

Lord Ashdown and his review team will begin their work in May, with a view to reporting to the government in 2008.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Doubtless Paddy's recommendation will be that the marchers should be fully armed so that they can do the job properly... :-)