Trimble: personal paradox

Trimble is believed by some to be ‘inwardly conflicted’, with his personal feelings diverging drastically from his pragmatic approach to ‘achieving the possible’ within the currently split body politic of Northern Ireland.

In the Ha’aretz piece he articulates some of this ‘conflict’:

“It is an embarrassment that we have to deal with the likes of Gerry Adams [president of Sinn Fein] at the moment, but we are not going to be able to get past him. We have to deal with the present representatives of that society, the people elected by that society.”

Previously peace facts

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