What next?

Trimble puts the responsibility for keeping law and order on Blair. And there are signs that Blair may go some way to back-up Trimble’s call for a tougher and more transparent approach to breaches of the ceasefires.

Though it is clear a majority Unionist population at large holds Sinn Fein responsible for the current destablising violence in Belfast’s streets, there is a corresponding puzzlement amongst Nationalists. The Sunday Business Post ponders the possibility of joint authority.

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