With Gerry Adams going to see Gordon Brown today, Alasdair McDonnell believes Sinn Féin is “simply talking up a crisis to cover up its negotiating mistakes at St Andrews, and its subsequent political failures”:
They built their trap themselves and they walked into it. Sinn Féin will cut a deal very soon, but let there be absolutely no doubt, it will be Peter Robinsons deal. It will keep Sinn Féin in power, perhaps with some personnel changes, but it will not be a good deal for nationalists.
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