Round up of responses…

The BBC have a useful round up of first responses from a range of players. David Ervine: “…it’s unambiguous and that’s a first. The second thing that’s a first is that it’s front loading.
Normally, the IRA demand that others move and then the IRA will follow.
This time the IRA has gone first and that is significant”.

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