McGuinness is not regrouping, he is obviously very ill and likely to withdraw from politics for whatever time he has left. I suspect he has been told to go by Adams. Many will not admit it, but despite his past he turned out to be a moderate and worked hard to cope with the corrupt bigoted DUP. This made him unpopular with many in the republican ranks. The DUP have been caught red handed with noses in the trough (admittedly a simplistic way of looking at it) and Arlene Foster is one of the most ignorant vitriolic women I have ever encountered. DUP and Sinn Fein hate each other with a vengeance and expend so much energy trying to wind each other up. None are fit for government and are both too close to paramilitaries on both sides. Potentially dangerous times. The electorate are pissed off with "The fools on the hill" but whether sufficiently so to move the popular vote away from green and orange remains to be seen.Either way Sinn Fein will be a much harder nosed party without McGuinness and the risk of dissident activity cannot be ruled out. It is a total mess but sadly NI politics were doomed to failure by Blairs plans for enforced power sharing. True democracy is the only hope.
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