After 48 hours of unwind, Peter Hain tells the party’s to settle their differences, or he’ll wind up the Assembly for good. It seems the DUP have indeed been all over Dean Godson’s book on Trimble, and learned the lessons of taking assurances from the British government that are not central to the actual agreement. They’ve clearly decided they are not worth having if they are not brought into play immediately.
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