So what’s it gonna be Mr Paisley – deal or no deal..?

WILL Ian Paisley ever be First Minister to Martin McGuinness’s Deputy First Minister? “Provided Martin McGuinness is converted to be a democrat,” the DUP leader, who seems happy enough to pose for a St Andrews photo with Gerry Adams, tells Mark Hookham. Wonder if he’ll be in the same frame of mind for his historic meeting with Archbishop Brady on Monday though? Paisley and the DUP seem remarkably upbeat right now, even moreso than before Leeds Castle, so I’m wondering, maybe like Brian Feeney, if I’ll have to eat my words about a deal not happening ’til next year. The Times takes the easy way out nonetheless – yawn.