May 10th, 2006


BBB (Byzantine Beyond Belief)

A piece of pure Northern Ireland political genius, via captainlucy from I have lifted this shamelessly.

'From the BBC News Website:
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams is to nominate DUP leader Ian Paisley for the position of Northern Ireland's first minister when the assembly returns.

He has also confirmed party colleague Martin McGuinness will be put forward as deputy first minister.

Mr Adams said Sinn Fein would take part in a business committee at the assembly to ensure the election of ministers.

However, Mr Paisley said until Sinn Fein "met its obligations" there would be no first or deputy first minister.

"I have very good news for Mr Adams - he can't do it," Mr Paisley said.

"There'll be no proposing of anybody who doesn't accept it and I certainly will not be accepting anything from Gerry Adams."

So, excellent news all round. As long as Sinn Fein actually DO this, there's no chance of Paisley being first minister. Brilliant! I think for the first time EVER, I might actually support something Gerry Adams says! :D'