Uncompromising Mary Lou is making Foster sound reasonable

You don’t need much self-awareness to realise that if you’re making the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, sound reasonable, you’re in trouble. 

But Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, does not seem to be indulging in much introspection. Instead, she’s clinging on to a bullish determination not to compromise.

It has handed quite the gift to Sinn Féin’s political opponents in the run-up to not one, but two elections in the next few weeks, and a general election looming on the horizon. 

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