EVEN those members of the nationalist community in the north who cannot abide Sinn Féin have to come to terms with the fact that, for the time being at the very least, their political fate lies in that party's hands.
ISN'T there a delicious irony in the fact that Britain's partition of Ireland is now causing so much political chaos in London? Indeed, the confusion is now so great that some believe the best way to address the Brexit-based problems posed by Irish political partition is to economically partition the North from the rest of the UK.
The question I'm asked most often is whether I regret my decision to vote Leave in June 2016; followed by, how I would vote if there was another referendum - something I suggested was quite likely as far back as the autumn of 2016.
The Supreme Court ruling on the Ashers Bakery case was a chance to tighten up Northern Ireland’s unique law against ‘political discrimination’, which can and has been interpreted to mean just about anything.
Simon Prince finishes his just updated book, Northern Ireland's '68, with this quotation from Anne Devlin's The Long March: "I still remember that time when we thought we were beginning a new journey: the long march.