“It is just dictatorship”

Despite an earlier report, it seems that tomorrow will not see, what would have been, the rather surreal spectacle of Hain’s assembly debating the lack of progress in Hain’s committee. Instead, according to the Belfast Telegraph they will be “asked to focus on the implications of spending priorities for a future programme for government and the spending reviews both of 2004 and next year.” – leaving a raft of motions off the agenda, no unanimity, of course. That before adjourning for the summer recess. Except for those involved in Hain’s committee, who, as previously noted, have been directed to set up sub-committees to the committee [an alternative to the alternative asssembly? – Ed] sitting, probably, in closed sessions and not subject to the boycott by Sinn Fein... nor, probably, to public scrutiny.