Hearts and Minds: In which Martin emerges serenely from the storm (what storm?)…


This is more for the record than a matter of news. It’s Martin McGuinness’ interview with Noel Thompson on last Thursday’s Hearts and Minds… It’s much calmer and less confrontational than Peter Robinson’s three weeks previously… Not surprising when you think that Martin’s Afrikaner colleagues (in particular Robinson and Jeffrey Donaldson) were riding shotgun for him in the media across the UK and Ireland for the deal that has left the world and his wife scratching their heads… You can catch Part 2 here… (Oh, and the campaign against PPS 14 expects that PPS21 will be broadly in line with proposals made by Arlene Foster in April…)

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