Nationalist solidarity call and negotiations update

Sinn Fein’s John O’Dowd has rounded on the SDLP for having “have increasingly drifted from a nationalist agenda” because it has similar positions to the DUP on a number of national and local political issues. Meanwhile the Preparation for Government committee has been on a three day week, yesterday it looked at policing with the timing of policing power devolution and the degree and form of republican commitment the two thorny issues.