SDLP still seeks “full implementation of the Agreement”

In the Belfast Telegraph, Mark Durkan dampens hopes of an outbreak of pragmatic, rather than optimistic, politics here by calling the speculation that “the SDLP has decided on an opposition role in a restored Assembly” ‘misplaced’. The key words here may be “has decided” – that decision having not yet been taken. But the missing acknowledgement would seem to be that other parties are clearly putting party-political objectives to the fore.