Well that’s that then: instant reaction *yawn*…

SO there we go. Well done to the SDLP. who confounded the critics in some ways – but with two pro-voluntary coalition MPs (inc. one dep. leader), has still has some pretty searching questions to face. Ditto the UUP. As predicted: UUP meltdown – your guess is as good as mine as to what happens next (not even a ‘Burnside’ potential ‘unifier’). No matter what perspective you have on politics here, the night undoubtedly goes to the DUP. Back to the drawing board… 2007 now my VERY earliest prediction for devolution – the DUP’s ultimate goal, surely…Oh, and don’t forget I told you there wouldn’t be a deal this side of a 2005 general election… before Christmas 2003.

But nothing can stop the DUP making a deal, now. Surely…? Unless Events intervene, of course…

(Apologies for lack of links. Blame Glyn Roberts.)