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The BBC’s political editor, Mark Devenport, indulges in some “idle discourse”, although we feel obliged to point out that his chosen literary analogy has been used before *ahem*.. He, perhaps, should have included Bertie Ahern’s recent statement too – “I think the DUP’s position is they’re unlikely to make any pronouncement until they see what unfolds. That’s a sensible position in the circumstances.” – and we would remind everyone that Vladimir and Estragon wait.. and wait.. and wait..

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