The IRA has formally ordered an end to its armed campaign and says it will pursue exclusively peaceful means.

Who’d’ve thunk it…

Will it last? Is it real? Will it cause half a dozen angry splinter groups to sprout of the ground, like angry weeds?

Personally, I think much of this is motivated by the desire to not be associated with the other terrorists.

I had an idea the other day but I don’t seem to be getting many positive reactions to it. My plan is this: In four years time campaign for a ‘smart bomb’ to be the next US president.

Okay, so they’re not as smart as they claim to be, have no heart or emotions, kill people and miss their targets substantially, but as far as I can tell, that just makes them Republicans.