I am pleased to have had the privilege of leading what I regard as the best and most democratic political grouping in Ulster
She was like a breath of fresh air.
In the future there cannot be room for ambiguity. They have to make their position absolutely clear before they can expect anyone to respond to it.
had not been seen in the talks before.
[While saying that there had been] some progress, ... there are difficulties ahead.
It was made clear to Sinn Fein again and again and again that this experiment, this risk that we were taking, would be time-limited and would not run beyond the end of January.
in no way final.
hooligan elements are continuing the work that the IRA have been engaged in for the past 30 years.
We want to ensure that nothing is imposed upon the people here, that their consent is paramount.
In the event of that not happening by Monday and Tuesday, that will leave us with no alternative but to remove ourselves from the administration.
There are two traditions in Northern Ireland. There are two main religious denominations. But there is only one true moral denomination. And it wants peace.
Politics can be likened to driving at night over unfamiliar hills and mountains. Close attention must be paid to what the beam can reach and the next bend.
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle, its distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
The dark shadow we seem to see in the distance is not really a mountain ahead, but the shadow of the mountain behind - a shadow from the past thrown forward into our future. It is a dark sludge of historical sectarianism. We can leave it behind us if we wish.