Ruth Dudley Edwards
Adams will put cult before country as Martin ensures centre holds against SF
Ruth Dudley Edwards'My name is Gerry and I'm opposed to things", was the opening line of Oliver Callan's recent priceless Opposition Anonymous sketch. And so he is. Gerry Adams has spent a life opposing pretty well everything that came across his line of vision and prevented him from getting his way: the Northern Ireland state, Brits, unionists, Orangemen, the SDLP, securocrats, capitalists (unless they're American donors), revisionists, partitionists, dissidents, media lackeys and so on and on. Not the IRA, of course, of which he was never a member but for which he has empathic understanding. And not anyone who thinks he's wonderful.