“what I told him was that sometimes they are better not doing publicity”

As Brian has pointed out, “..silence has its risks”. Although, given his crass utterances yesterday, I’m sure the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward, MP, was grateful to receive Northern Ireland Executive Junior Minister Gerry Kelly’s advice on commenting publicly on events.

Sinn Fein junior minister Gerry Kelly urged against any comments that might unsettle the negotiations and claimed he had warned Mr Woodward against commenting publicly. “I had a meeting with Shaun Woodward on Tuesday and what I told him was that sometimes they are better not doing publicity,” he said.

And as UTV’s Ken Reid informed, that advice is being followed elsewhere.

Gerry Adams gave a strange press conference where he merely confirmed the talks were continuing but said little else.

But has Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly been advising Arthur Morgan, TD, too? Adds We may find out tomorrow.

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