Michael McDowell adds his (not inconsiderable) weight to the criticism of Sinn Fein in the wake of the Northern Bank raid. Brevity is not one of his better qualities, but nevertheless he got his sound bites for this morning’s radio in at the end:
The true republican imperative of reconciling orange and green has been set back for decades by their actions. The door into exclusively democratic and peaceful politics is open for them and will remain open. But it is not a threshold which can be straddled or camped on by those who want to put one foot into democracy while leaving the other foot planted in terrorism.