Tom McGurk is pleased to see the DUP prepared to do deals in Dublin, but believes the party will have problems selling anything they might agree to:”What complicates their problems is their multi-element constituency. In the same party, there are Paisley’s original religious and political groupings and the new politically opportunist lobby led by Jeffrey Donaldson. All want power, but they are prepared to pay very different prices for it. That’s the very complex political bill currently being calculated”.
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