Blair speech: doubt amongst parties

Noel McAdam suggests that yesterday’s speech from Tony Blair has caused serious unease amongst parties right across the board. Whilst a strongly negative reaction might have been expected from Sinn Fein, it is more surprising to hear this from Assembly man Billy Armstrong of the UUP:

“He had his opportunity last week to remove Sinn Fein from the Assembly and the Executive, and he chickened out. That was his opportunity to keep the written word he had given. Mr Blair, you broke your word in the past. Why should we have confidence in you now?”