Saturday 20 January 2018

No sleight of hand with truth will help Adams

Gerry Adams has impaled himself upon a hook and is determined to wriggle off it. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Gerry Adams has impaled himself upon a hook and is determined to wriggle off it. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Old gladiators could agree that any fool can go on steering the chariot in the parade; the real judgment comes with knowing when to get off.

Gerry Adams is determined to go on, and on; even though he has become a sinister anachronism. A walking reminder of the good old days when a kangaroo court was the law - and a body at the crossroads served as justice.

Already somewhere south of China in digging himself deeper in to a hole in the Stack affair, he now seems to have set his sights on forging on to Antarctica; with his latest announcement.

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