Blair speech: more press reaction

The Irish Independent has taken Blair’s word as a sign that the IRA must disband. The Irish Times quoted an insider in the Dublin government:

“It was a good speech. He was saying it’s about deeds, not words anymore. And he was right: there has to be movement now, and it has to be substantial. It’s not good enough to fiddle around at the margins.”

The Times of London believes he has laid out the only viable deal on offer to all sides. The Scotsman sees the initiative passed over to Sinn Fein. The Daily Telegraph continues to plough its own peculiar anti-Agreement furrow.

And the Guardian pronounces it a moment of truth.

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