Paisley is, yet again, trying to play word games with the process. He has said that Sinn Féin must humble itself by endorsing the RUC/PSNI.
This sounds a lot like his "sackcloth and ashes" speech of the recent past. That speech didn't work and neither will this.
He is trying to create division with Republicanism as his own party is split in more places than a Terry's choclate orange. The prospect of Republicans in government with the DUP is enough to give your average DUP voter a coronary embolism.
The DUP is scared that Sinn Féin will call their bluff and show them up for what they are, sectarian bigots!
This is a time for Republicans to stand as one and take those tough decisions together. The policing issue is quite simple, it hasn't went far enough yet.
The party has already said that unless there is significant movement from the Brits there will be no special Ard Fheis called. Even when one is called it is up to the Sinn Féin membership to decide what is acceptable.
Given all that Sinn Féin members and Republicans in general should have nothing to worry about.
It is the DUP who are on the ropes, let's keep them there!