The DUP has made an astute assessment of the damage the protocol is doing to the political weather, but the party has failed to acknowledge the reason for the climate change.
In a series of disastrous BBC interviews this week, Edwin Poots sealed his fate and revealed himself as a politician without a strategy. With unionism in disarray, who can Sinn Féin share power with now?
Arlene Foster mainly conducted her business with Sinn Fein through Michelle O'Neill. New leader Edwin Poots has already met Mary Lou McDonald three times which may show a pragmatism some didn't expect.
As he joins The Currency as a columnist, Tommie Gorman reflects on the precarious position on the island and the personalities he knows intimately who have to find a solution.
With Arlene Foster resigning, the DUP stands at a fork in the road. The danger is they burn the road to the ground, says Sarah Creighton.
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