Playing The Process

The BBC’s political correspondent Martina Purdy has an astute assessment of how Sinn Féin have played The Process to date, and how they will likely continue to play it – Go read it – As I noted yesterday, the processing will continue.

  • PaddyCanuck

    There is nothing particularly astute about this piece, other than that she broadly agrees with your viewpoint Pete.

  • SOT

    Pete,
    From the article “Certainly Sinn Fein has made gains by being seen as the victim of unionist intransigence.”
    Could it be that perception is indeed reality. That it is not some evil genius for spin on the part of SF that makes Unionism seem intrasigent but simply the fact?

  • Henry94

    You did the article no favours with the build-up Pete.

  • Young Irelander

    A good article. She is right that the prospect of power in the Republic is the big prize and it is available to them if things go as planned.

  • Young Irelander

    A good article. She is right that the prospect of power in the Republic is the big prize and it is available to them if things go as planned.

  • David Vance

    When I see the word “astute” and “Martina Purdy” in the same sentence, I tend to do a double take. The usual nonsense from Martina.

  • McStick

    I am so effing pissed off with the BBC for reporting that this process started with a speech by Adams in April. It started with the brutal murder of Robert McCartney and the bravery of his family, that forced the IRA to look in the mirror. The BBC has lost all credibility in its analysis of Northern Ireland.

  • beano

    “The BBC has lost all credibility in its analysis of Northern Ireland.”
    I may only be a wain but I don’t remember it ever having much credibility.