I have to say I was impressed by Martin McGuinness's forceful comments today. Perhaps the ultimate irony is that the so-called continuity IRA and the so-called Real IRA (Is there a Diet IRA too?) is that it may make people more determined to hold onto the peace. Unionist politicians were genuinely taken aback at the strength of some of the comments made by some SF people. On the RTE news it was reported that after one comment made, two UUP councillors went up to the SFer who had just delivered a stinging denunciation of the attacks and shook his hand. In the Assembly the Rev Ian Paisley praised an impromptu sermon delivered at a cross-religious gathering by a local Catholic priest, saying it was one of the best statements he had ever heard a "man of the cloth" deliver in all his years in politics. So the CIRA and the RIRA may end up binding SF and the Unionist community together, not splitting them up. They may have made the Good Friday and St Andrews Agreements stronger, not weaker.