The repercussions of the UUC’s motion on Saturday, are beginning to hit through the Nationalist bloc. Gerry Adams and Mark Durkan are to hold talks “…aimed at reinforcing the primacy of the Good Friday Agreement.” One SDLP source said, “The Good Friday Agreement is not up for renegotiation. The policing reforms cannot be reversed.”
It will be interesting to hear what the subject of those talks will be. It may be that the prospect of facing the ‘nuclear option’, ie demolishing the Assembly and the Institutions, is having a unifying effect on Nationalists at this very early stage; or is Durkan going in to put pressure on Sinn Fein to take steps to finally come in from the cold?
Watch this space.