Thursday, June 20, 2002

Trimble continues to apply pressure with the threat of leaving his post. Wrapped in similar metaphors, Nationalist commentator Maurice Hayes calls it marching, whilst Unionist columnist Steven King sees it as walking. This discussion explores some aspects of the two competing Unionist agendas.

Some musing from Paul Fitzsimmons on the long term effect of extreme views clashing. The SDLP take on Sinn Fein over proliferation of flags in the streets.

On the other side following the screening of the first of a two part documentary, pressure is on for a public enquiry into the Finucane killing. Meanwhile there is criticism and anguish from a former insider, in last night’s Belfast Telegraph.

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