Tuesday 22 August 2017

A fitting tribute to the 'Bogside Boy' would be a prompt deal on real power-sharing at Stormont

Martin McGuinness. Photo: REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Martin McGuinness. Photo: REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
John Downing

John Downing

It would be marvellous if the gracious responses by all parties to the life of Martin McGuinness could be harnessed to make a new and badly needed power-sharing government at Stormont.

But in politics, anywhere in the world, that would be something of a stretch into the realms of make-believe.

In Northern Ireland politics, it seems inevitable that normal non-service will resume soon after the 'Bogside Boy' is buried with all due dignity tomorrow.

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