Blair looks to be back with a reduced majority. But in Northern Ireland everyone is sitting on their hands waiting for the real count to begin. At the moment inside they are going through the local government boxes, to make sure that none of the Westminster slips have gone in there by mistake. As one insider told Slugger, “it’s always tempting to go outside City Hall, stand close to group of journalists and talk loudly into your mobile phone and say, ‘Yes I know, I can’t believe it myself we’re about 6% ahead'”! Oh ennui of democracy!