According to the Irish Times, Tony Blair has cancelled his high profile visit to launch party talks at Hillsborough next week. They go on to report the DUP’s hard line on any re-start, which argues that there is no comprehensive agreement (the widely touted term for the ‘understanding’ that was aborted over the issue of photographs in December 2004). Instead, Peter Robinson argues for that the party would be holding to the principle that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”. Despite that, the British government remains upbeat emphasising that “Mr Blair’s plans had been postponed rather than cancelled”.
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