Assembly off again.. No, it’s on again..

I almost felt sorry for UTV political editor Ken Reid on the early evening news.. almost.. Half-way through reporting the apparent decision by Peter Hain that, as had been suspected, there would be no business scheduled for the assembly next week he was rudely interrupted, presumably by an NIO spokesman, relaying the new news that the Secretary of State for Wales and Northern Ireland had decided [after some arm-twisting by the DUP – Ed] that there would, after all, be a plenary session scheduled.. although it’s not clear what they’ll be debating.. I did mention that Hain’s making it up as he goes along didn’t I? Just checking..

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  • PortadownMan

    Is this the same Mr Hain who set a 24 November deadline and said is was “for real” and there was no flexibility?

  • kensei

    The SDLP need to join SF in boycotting the debates and end this farce pronto. How much more proof of Unionist talking shop do you need?