“Bubbling beneath the surface..”

Along with the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams’ statement this afternoon, UTV’s Ken Reid reported [below the fold] that, along with Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams will be heading to Downing St tomorrow to meet Prime Minster Gordon Brown.. who might have other things on his mind. It’s not quite what Jonathan Powell had hoped for.. although he did mention a particular addiction. Earlier today on Stormont Live the BBC NI Political Editor, Mark Devenport, was describing the “political game of chicken” [below the fold] that seemed to be developing [What? Again? – Ed], but the UUP’s Danny Kennedy and, particularly, Sinn Fein’s Willie Clarke had some interesting views of the potential crisis. The DUP’s Lord Morrow was also in the studio later and gave his reaction [also below the fold]. Willie Clarke said he thought people on the ground would be “amazed” if an election was brought about.
Mark Devenport set the scene earlier today.

And the DUP’s Lord Morrow gives his reaction to the “bizarre” potential crisis.

And, by this evening, Ken Reid’s UTV Live report.

Absent from the discussion is that Ard Fheis motion..