Downbeat Devenport reckons "no deal"…

MARK Devenport sounded decidedly downbeat about the prospects of a deal emerging tomorrow on BBC Radio Ulster’s Evening Extra just now. At a Sinn Fein press conference minutes ago, Gerry Adams said the IRA would “not be humiliated” – a reference to the DUP deal-breaking ultimatum for photographic evidence of IRA decommissioning. Premiers Blair and Ahern are still intending to be here tomorrow, to publish “most” of their paper should no deal emerge overnight. Another soft landing, anyone?

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