As Roy Garland has suggested below, there is an overarching logic constraining the actions of many of the players in the Northern Ireland political game, which will make it difficult for some on the extreme ends of the poltical spectrum to ‘return to type’.
In this piece in this week’s Sunday Business Post, Anton McCabe and Paul Colgan suggest that the DUP’s apparent willingness to speak to Sinn Fein is another aspect of a dawning new reality in NI politics.
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