Bitter war of words in North over talks failure
Published 18/01/2014 | 02:30
Simmering political tensions in Belfast yesterday erupted into open rhetorical warfare, with unionists and republicans angrily blaming each other for recent failed attempts to make progress.
This, he said, had impacted on the recent unsuccessful negotiations chaired by former US diplomat Dr Richard Haass.
The heated rhetoric is a sign that the political atmosphere, which has been strained over the past year, has reached a new level of sourness.