Leading article: There is a tide in the affairs of Ulster
Monday 17 May 1999
Since last month, the pressure has shifted from Sinn Fein, who rejected the Hillsborough formula, which dressed up IRA disarmament as an act of "reconciliation". Now the pressure is back on the Unionists: David Trimble must persuade them to accept Gerry Adams as a minister. Both things have to happen: the IRA has to disarm and Mr Adams has to be given the responsibility of office. The deal is in the timing of the stages: it can and must be done. Mr Trimble must make sure the tide does not turn.
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