David McKittrick’s interview with Gerry Adams is interesting for two things. He mentions, almost casually, that Donaldson told Sinn Fein nothing of his work for the British (which may raise interesting questions about Stormontgate). And, on the subject of the DUP, he says “there’s no doubt they have conceded the principle of power-sharing, but beyond that you just get involved in endless speculation with no real foundation to it”. Combined with a call to Republicans to “work hard to try to get the DUP into the power-sharing executive” rather than asking the British to move on may also suggest that some hard political realities finally being accepted.
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