Body language of the ‘wedding party’…

Hearts and Minds, with some fascinating man watching. The First Minister, shows his old instinct for good political theatre. He guides them all into his office, and the three big politicians (Ahern, Blair and Hain) are tightly packed into the sofa, whilst McGuinness is stuck over at the back. It is a bit like they are all going to see their old Uncle, and having to be on best behaviour. It’s a bit of crack: no doubt the underlying political reality will assert itself in the Chamber.

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