Looking for a Fight


TURNING UP THE HEAT: Unionist leader David Trimble threatened to pull his party out of the Stormont Assembly if Sinn Fein was not expelled

Somehow it is fitting that the people of Northern Ireland can't even agree on the name of the treaty they signed four years ago to end the Troubles. Catholics call it the Good Friday agreement after the holy day on which it was reached. To many Protestants that seems irreverent, so they call it the Belfast agreement. But each side argues that its commitment to the agreement's principles is greater than the other's. So how have they allowed themselves to get into yet another disastrous fight? This week Britain is set to suspend self-government, close the Stormont Assembly and rule directly...

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