McDowell: the Republican Punch and Judy show

Northern Irish politics was not forgotten at the Progressive Democrats conference yesterday, where Sinn Fein’s bete noir Michael McDowell, described what’s increasingly widely seen as a Chinese wall between Sinn Fein and the IRA, as a Punch and Judy show.

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