Cameron reassures N. Ireland about devolution

By politics.co.uk staff

David Cameron has tried to reassure Northern Ireland voters about his commitment to devolution while on his first trip there as prime minister.

Mr Cameron met with first minister Peter Robinson, who lost his Westminster seat this election, and deputy first minister Martin McGuiness at Stormont.

“Let me say this to those who still want to wreck progress and peace in Northern Ireland that taking part in terror will not achieve anything apart from misery.

“Our commitment to Northern Ireland, our commitment to the devolved institutions, is absolute.
“Acts of terrorism, acts of violence will achieve nothing except misery,” he said.

Mr Cameron also assured voters in Northern Ireland would not be singled out for spending cuts when the UK tries to reduce the deficit.