Northern Ireland

Deirdre Heenan: No matter what Biden said, the DUP would have spit the dummy

The hostile media coverage of the US president’s visit to the North was born of the same blind intransigence, and British impotence, that has created the Stormont stalemate

President Joe Biden’s decision not to accept an invitation from the Stormont speaker was depicted as a ‘snub’ rather than one informed by logistics and the optics. Picture: Getty