Graffiti on the wall outside the Royal Victoria Hospital equates the SDLP with the NCA (below) and renames the it the “Security Directed Labour Party” (above). The National Crime Agency, launched in October 2013 as a “UK FBI” is limited in Northern Ireland to border and customs functions (WP). The dispute between the political parties concerns oversight of the NCA. In England and Wales it is overseen by parliament and there is no local oversight, which worries nationalists. After many months of negotiation, the SDLP in February supported a motion to consent to full introduction of the NCA; Republicans objected on the grounds that the body might become an arm of MI5 (BelTel).
Previously in the same location: Check
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