Paisley: I’m sticking out till the end…

Having lent his imprimatur for the signing of the deal, it looks like Ian Paisley senior is planning to see the First Minister’s job through (what most hope will be) the first full parliamentary session of the Legislative Assembly [Pssttt, didn’t Tony Blair say something like that in 2005? – ed] As if to prove this deal is not a flash in the pan, he and Martin McGuinness have issued a statement on the slaughter of students at Virginia Tech yesterday. Changed utterly?

UPdate: Chris has his own take on what it means…

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