Michael McDowell: Gerry Adams’s miscalculation has handed the DUP an unexpected victory

Does Merrion Street or Iveagh House have a robust working relationship with the DUP which can now be used to advance shared interests in both parts of this island?

11th June, 2017
Gerry Adams

Fool or knave? Or both? This weekend, Gerry Adams resembles a smoking, shell-shocked Wile E Coyote from the Road Runner cartoon, as the full implications of his polarisation strategy for politics in the North have become apparent.

He has snatched a major defeat from the jaws of his March Assembly election ‘victory’ - entirely by his own misjudgment. He has handed the DUP a political status and importance that it has never enjoyed until now...

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