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

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

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?

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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