The veteran correspondent Eric Waugh identifies three things holding back the resolution of the current crisis:
“The arms issue is the first. The second is unionist restiveness over the steady advance of the involvement of Dublin in the administration of Northern Ireland. The third, recently, has become the most combustible: and that is the presence within the Executive of Ministers unwilling to acknowledge the status of the territory they helped to govern.”
By the end he concludes that trust is missing:
“Sinn Fein should reflect that, without it, we can forget about making a go of inclusive devolution.”
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