Friday, 5 February 2010

Nagging Worries

On balance, I think it is good news that the Paddies have reached an agreement at Stormont. A long-term end to the violence that marred the UK for so long can only be good. There will still be arguments, I am sure, and the form of government that will rule Ulster is by no means ideal, but it must be better to argue in the Stormont chamber than to blow up the innocent.

I have one worry, though, and it is a humdinger. There is a clear message in today's news for those in England who are (justifiably) angry at constitutional unfairnesses such as the West Lothian question, which is that they should (i) get some guns, (ii) get some explosives, and (iii) find some Scots.