Jonathan Powell claims yes the DUP did have a back channel to Sinn Fein (allegedly a journalist) but the DUP say no they did not, absolutely not. Powell also claims that McGuinness considers the Bloody Sunday Inquiry was unnecessary with an apology sufficient, it would have certainly been more cost-effective. Meanwhile on the trivia side Blair was spitting feathers that Ahern had a better gift for the Paisleys wedding anniversary than they had.