The expected UDA announcement happened yesterday, shortly after a Loyalist commemoration service. It will be very interesting to see if this is the beginning of some fancy footwork and confidence building measures as a prelude to a deal between the DUP and Sinn Fein. Can we expect something from the IRA fairly soon? It certainly seems that the election of the First and Deputy First Ministers is to be seperated to save the DUP from having to vote for a Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister.
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