Michael McDowell: Adams in 'game of political chicken' with DUP

Futile blather on a border poll and a refusal to park the Irish language issue won’t clear the stalemate in the political landscape

10th September, 2017

The observation by Littlefinger in Game of Thrones that “chaos is not a pit; chaos is a ladder” comes easily to mind when we watch the way in which Gerry Adams tries to keep Sinn Féin at the centre of public attention by keeping the political situation in crisis mode and playing a game of political chicken with Arlene Foster about forming a new power-sharing executive.

Cynically, he demands that a...

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