Negotiations: dialogue of the partially deaf?

The DUP is not talking to Sinn Fein – not even in the most informal of terms. Danny Morrison believes that what he terms the Paisley factor will make a deal between his former party ans the new incumbents of Unionism impossible.

Malachi O’Doherty says Paisley should be given a pass, whilst Mark Durkan is suspicious of the DUP’s manouvres since taking poll position last November. It seems that the call for some form of direct dialogue is likely to fall on deaf ears, for some time to come.

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