“I know it will not be an overnight transition..”

Behind the hope-full rhetoric in the Deputy First Minister’s speech to the British Irish Association is a familiar message to “the sceptics and cynics” [*ahem* – Ed]. It’s a variation on the message previously heard from his party leader Gerry Adams.. but at least he’s not accusing us sceptics of adopting the tactics of Satan.. And it’s also worth pointing out that the issues are likely to be more difficult to address with the poisonous foundations that the top-down political process has been set upon.. and it won’t be helped by any apparent reluctance, on the part of the consultative group and others, to extract that poison from the system.