Well, we’re entering the phoney war. Phoney, not because there isn’t a conflict, but because we’ll get no idea of when the real chess game (or is draughts?) begins. The suspicion is that the IRA will hold the line for the next report and a bit of the IMC, and the governments will start transfering pressure on to the DUP. Rumour has it that the 50 page document is now closer to sixty. Peter Robinson was in Blackpool today arguing that governments had already tipped too much in Sinn Fein’s direction, in advance of the inevitable round of horse trading.
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