"There is reputed to be deep personal animosity between Scotland's two most important politicians that travels beyond mere political differences. Gray dismisses such a notion, but when he does so it is with all the conviction of an evangelical house preacher telling you he has nothing against incense and candles so long as they're in the privacy of one's home"
"It is difficult to be very positive about politics in Northern Ireland in the months, or years, ahead. In almost every aspect of Government the Stormont Executive is a sorry excuse. Inspiration, ideas and impact are absent. Ideology, intransigence and incompetence seem to be the order of the day, to a greater or lesser degree."
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