I should be grateful that I am not a lucky type of person especially given the fact that it is proposed to inflict on the long suffering people of Northern Ireland a grandiose quango called the Citizens' Assembly which is supposedly composed of those unfortunate enough to be selected from the electoral register.
Is there anything to be said for another round of Stormont talks? Rustling in the undergrowth over the past few weeks suggests progress is expected but whatever happens, at least this time we will find out.
Brian Feeney nailed it in Wednesday's column: ''Of course republicans reject any notion of blame or demand for repentance while unionists reject any notion of truth and justice as defined by republicans.
THERE is a mathematical theory that states that if you sit a monkey in front of a keyboard and allow it to hit the keys for long enough, it will almost surely be able to type the complete works of William Shakespeare.