‘Transparent nonsense’

In the Belfast Telegraph, Malachi O’Doherty is in no doubt as to why ‘photographs’ and ‘humiliation’ have been promoted as the sticking point for any ‘deal’ – “If choosing to abort the deal on the demand for a photograph of decommissioning seems trite and silly indulgence – and it does – that may not be because republicans are inordinately sensitive to humiliation but because, having been walked so far into a deal they weren’t ready for, it was the only eject button at hand.