Calm before the storm

Though the summer has been accompanied with its share of tragedy, Kevin Connelly sees real change coming in the longer term.

It’s the silly season in NI. Many politicians are away on holiday taking stock of the summers activities, and the uncertainty surrounding the ‘peace process’, or grabbing a bit of sane ‘downtime’. Sinn Fein speculate on early election strategy by the UUP.

Among Unionists there seems little space for compromisers, as Duncan Shipley Dalton prepares himself for an early exit!

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