Political non-developments…

THE British Irish Inter-Parlimentary Body meets in Wales today, where political developments in NI will be discussed. Over the weekend, Bertie Ahern said that while fundamentals must remain, he could countenance some changes to the operation of the Agreement. Surely the two governments must publish their ‘take it or leave it’ paper this week? Expect words like ‘limbo’ and ‘drift’ in various newspaper columns if the politicians don’t get a chance to reject something by Friday, although an optimistic Dermot Ahern, who’s meeting the Secretary of State on Wednesday, suggests it could be closer to the end of the month.