“Leave Donegal out of it, as we say up here”

Jim Wells on Morning Ireland this morning: “There are certainly people within the Unionist community generally who see no role for Sinn Fein in the government of Northern Ireland, who believe they have bombed and blasted themselves to the negotiating table . But I think that realists have to accept that somewhere along the line that if certain conditions are satisfied that there could be some form of power sharing settlement”. Of course, as they say on the radio: “terms and conditions apply”! Maybe Jim should have listened to the Doc’s interview with Tommie Gorman the day before who used the contentious term “the North”, when referring to Northern Ireland. Anyone else sense the kulturkampf lifting momentarily?