Our friends in the North

It was great to see the North’s politicians back in the limelight again last week. This time they were grabbing the front-page headlines for all the right reasons: drama, intransigence, late-night announcements, standoffs, more intransigence, brinkma

30th January, 2010

It was great to see the North’s politicians back in the limelight again last week. This time they were grabbing the front-page headlines for all the right reasons: drama, intransigence, late-night announcements, standoffs, more intransigence, brinkmanship. It was like the good old days all over again.

Soon, we might yet again get to hear that once-in-a-lifetime speech that begins:

‘‘Today is a historic day for Northern Ireland . . .”

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