Jumping for joy?

Over at Comment is Free Malachi O’Doherty sketches out the only logical position for now – a sceptical one. There’s also an unfortunate slip, attributed to speech recognition software by Malachi in the comments, which saw “devolution” replaced by “demolition”.

In consequence, a collapsed deadline and a political shambles has been converted into a mutual confidence-building exercise between bitter enemies, and a date for real demolition [devolution] has been agreed. Forgive the people of Belfast if they don’t feel inclined to jump for joy. The peace process has been dragged out painfully, through many raised hopes and crashed deadlines. The attitude of most people is, “we’ll believe it when we see it”.


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