Cowen and Brown in Downing Street
Both leaders have issued a statement in the past 45 minutes. It’s exactly as you would expect. It goes along the lines of many previous statements, with minor variations.
The gist. The following are the important issues: devolution of policing and justice powers.
Despite all the tragifarce of the past month, despite the serious fever that the Iris Virus has caused to the DUP, we believe it’s still achievable. What’s more we believe it’s desirable. The date on the Good Friday Agreement ticket has not yet expired. Like parents, we have finally emptied the nest, but you always know we are there at the end of a telephone.