The two governments’ proposals today indicated the likelihood of an election in March 2007 for the new Assembly. However, as political anoraks will be aware, we are in an electoral limbo in the north of Ireland at present, as our 18 Assembly/ Westminster constituencies are in the process of being re-drawn. I understand that new legislation will be required to effect these changes, else our politicians will have one last fling with their current electorates. No mention of this was made in the document today (probably a case of counting your chicks….) but I’ve no doubt all the parties will want to know as soon as possible exactly which electoral battlefields they will be contesting in a matter of months.