Just goes to show the quality available on the other side of the house[/b][/i], that the Unionists thought they didn't need for so many years. Compare to Gregory Campbell, mar shampla
He deserves credit along with adams for politically trying to bring an end to the orange state,in 1998 the maze was full of republicans they got released under GFA,the ruc was disbanded,and republicans were in power at stormont,30 years ago this was unimaginable it was an orange state for the protestant people,no equality or civil rights.I think MI5 had played a part in trying to undermine mc guiness when he was in power at stormont by claiming he was an agent dirty tricks more likely.
He is by far the most statesmanlike politician we have had in the north in the past 10-15 years. He has done an incredible job for the peace process and it is really sad to see him looking so unwell. For the sake of us all it would be great to see him make a recovery.
Nail on head there .... He's the best statesman we have and he's genuinely tried his best .... I hope he's ok !!
Given his background the fact he was able to get Paisley on board as one of his buddies indicates he has serious charisma and had enormous credibility as a politician over the last 10 plus years...ffs I even saw a pic of him and Arlene arm in arm at some event laughing their heads off together a few years ago.
Seriously, where's the depth of quality on 'this side of the house'? With Martin gone, temporarily or otherwise, it has brought to a head very clear succession issues. Adams is and always has been a liability that Martin was able to keep in check. Plenty of balloons like Carol Ni Chuilin and other to match Gregory. Very noticeable jockeying for positions in the last few weeks and surprised at M O'Neill being thrust forward yesterday as the spokesman with Conor Murphy standing obediently at her side and Martin O Muiller no where in sight
Lets face it, SF are all over the place as well and there has been several U-turns in the last few by them as well.