Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Cometh the hour, cometh the woman

When Arlene Foster resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party and joined the DUP, I reckoned that it was. probably a good career move on her part. But I must say I didn't imagine (and I am sure that she didn't imagine) that it would lead to her becoming acting First Minister of Northern Ireland a little more than six years later. And frankly I think it is likely she will stay in place; it's not easy to see Peter Robinson coming back in six weeks' time.

Ten years ago, who would ever have thought that the first woman to lead a devolved government in the UK would be from the party of Ian Paisley?

PS: Much the best blogosphere coverage of the Robinson and Adams stories is on Slugger O'Toole.
Tags: world: northern ireland

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