Arms are at heart of historic deal

This could be one of the most momentous weeks in the history of this island.

27th November, 2004

This could be one of the most momentous weeks in the history of this island. We are facing the extraordinary prospect of unionists finally agreeing to share power with their nationalist neighbours.

If a deal is done, the expected outburst of praise for the unprecedented moves by the current leadership of unionism the Democratic Unionist Party will be misplaced.

The political dinosaur, Ian Paisley, should have agreed a political compact with nationalists a long time...

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