In the first of two from Newshound today, Liam Clarke acutely observes the endorsement of criminalisation by SF at Stormont. Republicans have to laugh or they’ll cry – it does not get more farcical than this. Accuse Gerry Adams of having been in the IRA and you accuse him of engaging in criminal activity – so the party asserts. Didn’t 10 men die protesting that very label? “Ten men died to prove they weren’t criminals and now Sinn Fein is tacitly acknowledging that it was a crime to be in the IRA. I never thought I’d see the day,” says Richard O’Rawe. Read it and weep.