UK Politics

How Peace Reached Belfast

Read George Brock in the TLS on lessons to be learnt from the Northern Irish peace process. In summary:

“If there are lessons from counter-terrorism in Ulster, they seem to be this. Recruit very good spies; then hire some more. Then give it time to work. The murders, the long wait and the compromises of the exit strategy may well grind the moderates to dust. Then wait some more. After that, the politicians can make their entrance. “

Hat tip: Roo