Negotiations: game off?

Mark Devenport finds Gerry Adams’s downbeat remarks at the weekend inscrutable, but weighs the consequences of further inaction before the May election:

“If republicans decide, as Gerry Adams indicates, that the time is not right to reach agreement, they will risk alienating London, Dublin and Washington in the uncertain hope of achieving a better deal in the autumn, by which time it’s likely that the face of unionism could look rather different.”

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