Gerry Adams in conversation…

If you have the time to spend listening to a more than usually discursive Gerry Adams talking about the peace process (sound file) at the ICA last year. One of the most interesting bits, comes late on, in discussion with Peter Taylor when he deals with the idea that there needs to be trust as a precondition for an agreement. He rightly points out something that often goes unacknowledged in NI discourse: that in Britain Labour does not trust the Tories. He also charts the slow migration of the DUP from dissent to engagement. Interestingly he refers to the advantages differential employment at the Shipyard in the present tense, although he corrects himself in later passages.

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