Mike Nesbitt has unwittingly helped Sinn Féin and DUP make a deal

Mike Nesbitt at his 2015 party conference
Now that Gerry Adams has returned safely from the $500 a plate Friends of Sinn Féin fundraising dinner in New York the British and Irish governments can sign off on the deal that’s been on the table since last week. Will it be today, tomorrow or Friday? It doesn’t matter. Whenever it is, it will be a triumph for Sinn Féin and the DUP. Suits both of the parties down to the ground. The apprentice politician Mike Nesbitt unwittingly helped both parties by knocking negotiations sideways in September. Whatever is agreed one thing we know for sure is that none of it w[...]

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