As a relative calm comes back to the interface areas, the weighing up of an impossible summer for residents on both sides of the peace wall. John Reid gets a rough ride after seeing both sides at Short Strand, as David Ford called here. He calls for people to rise above the blame game, though Orde believes that Loyalists are behind the majority of the violence.

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