No option ahead but a split?

Harry’s got in ahead of any of us on Henry McDonald’s analysis in Nik Cohen’s spot in yesterday’s UK Observer, which argues that the IRA will not remain quiescent so long as it continues to exist. He argues that the IRA will never willingly leave the playing field, and that the only viable way forward is for Sinn Fein to say their goodbyes to their military colleagues. Tom McGurk devoted considerable time in his Sunday Show to how DeValera engineered an earlier split.