Coincidence ?

UTV carries the story O’Donnell to step down from deputy mayor post

Mr O’Donnell has cited personal reasons, denying it has anything to do with controversy and censure over his land deal.

However, one has to wonder – did he jump or was he pushed ? HQ are very mindful these days of their image with the protestant community , and are bound to have been pleased with the story carried by Belfast Telegraph last night.

Protestants perceive ‘more moderate’ Sinn Fein

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