Ford: time to deal and end the blame game…

David Ford issues a challenge for Sinn Fein and the DUP: get on and do a deal, and stop playing games. Or rather the game that has obsessed political strategists in Northern Ireland for the last four years: the Blame Game. What persists is a reputation, as Tommie Gorman once put for for coming up short and delivering post dated cheques. If there is grudging agreement on the completion of decommissioning, there remains limited scope for blame around policing. The DUP, at this stage, seems unlikely to want to take a Trimble style leap (into political oblivion as it happened) and expect Sinn Fein to follow.

  • brendan,belfast

    Thought i would post a response so poor David or IJP wouldn’t feel too bad staring at the 0 comments section.

  • pith

    ack, do you remember the Alliance Party? Ah now.

  • GrassyNoel

    Ha Ha that’s typical NI.. zero comments. End the blame game? Not likely!

    It’s the only game in town and always has been. At the end of the day, it’s always going to be themmuns’ fault. End of story.

  • Greenflag

    Naw it’s time to end the game never mind the blame .

    Roll on repartition. And be done with the blame shite !

    Irish Republicanism and Unionism can never agree .At least not for very long anyway . Diametrically opposed in politics and aspiration . Easier to imagine an Israeli /Palestinian coalition government .