“because politicians here aren’t grown up enough to take their own decisions”

As Mick mentioned, the DUP’s Sammy Wilson has identified the “contrived” nature of the current “crisis”. Which anything more than a cursory glance at the St Andrews agreement confirms. The Northern Ireland deputy First Minister, apparently, still believes that “commitments” were given then. Was it Ian junior again, Martin? Even you know that’s nonsense. But haven’t Sinn Féin demonstrated their bona fides? Apart from that mis-understanding over those good friends of NI Executive Minister, Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy, and Soca being “a front for the MI5..” And that’s without mentioning questions over a certain party leader’s current failing memory. Still, a Downing St spokesman is reportedly telling the BBC that – “Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Brian Cowen are making progress in mediating talks between the DUP and Sinn Fein”. Which is fine. As for the title quote from Alliance Party leader David Ford, apparently they’re also not grown up enough not to threaten to throw their toys from the [political] pram when they can’t get what they want within the terms of their own “indigenous” deal.