The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland has definitively rejected the Draft Legislation on Parades proosed by a joint SF- DUP working group in the wake of the Hillborough negotiations earlier this year. The decision ensures that the Parades Commission, which the Order refuses to even meet, will be reappointed for a further year.
The news is a severe embarrassment for the DUP which put so much emphasis on securing the abolition of the Parades Commission in return for agreeing the devolution of Policing and Justice powers to Stormont.
UTV News - Orange Order rejects Parades Bill
When will unionist politiicans learn that the Orange Order is a beast that cannot be appeased?