In the continuing Northern Irish cold war, it’s hard to tell what’s motivated this move, but Sinn Fein is pulling out of the OTR deal it privately negotiated with the British at Weston Park, because of ‘a sleight of hand’ in including security forces as part of what amounts to an ‘amnesty’. It now joins every other party in Northern Ireland and in the Westminster Commons in opposing the legislation.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty