“That’s simply not how negotiations work.”

Northern Ireland Acting First Minister, the DUP’s Arlene Foster, MLA, responds to the comments by Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou McDonald – noted by Eamonn earlier.

Video courtesy of UTV
And some quotes from the UTV report

“The sort of deadline that has been given by Sinn Fein is very, very unhelpful and we may have reached the point where we need government facilitation in relation to move matters on.”

“We’ve had a team of negotiators sitting around all day waiting to talk to Sinn Fein about the outstanding issues and they have not been here,” she said.

“Sinn Fein’s position seems to be that they expect us to move to them. That’s simply not how negotiations work,” Mrs [Foster] told UTV.

“There’s been a certain element of stone-walling going on.

“What we want to see is a real resolution of the outstanding issues.

“We’re up to do this deal. We want to see it happen.

“But I have to say, I question Sinn Féin’s bona fides in all of this.”