Leaders take to stage in North show

Inside Politics: May and Varadkar arrive in Belfast in effort to end 13 months of Stormont stalemate

Stormont business has been stalled for 13 months. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Stormont business has been stalled for 13 months. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

At this stage, a quarter of a century after the ceasefire, we are all familiar with the choreography.

When the Taoiseach and the British prime minister arrive into Belfast, it is like Michael Flatley and Jean Butler sashaying onto the stage for the defining dance of the show.

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