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Northern Bowel Movements

6.07.2005

Reading the observer at the weekend it seemed some form of statement/movement will be forthcoming soon in response to Adams’ call for disbandment. The government is apparently preparing to be positive no matter what; this is IMHO a good sign. The Irish government has been on the back foot recently over the progress in Sinn Fein and its ability to mobilise a new voter. There has been a subsequent breakdown in the relationship between the Irish Government and the Nationalist/Republican side of the agreement.
Bertie’s positive preparation sends a signal that he realises the vilification of SF is a pointless exercise, their core vote will turn out anyway. The rise in the DUP may ironically make this the best point in time to get movement and an agreement. As I argued already regarding their

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