While the BBC report focuses on, the Secretary of State for Wales etc, Peter Hain’s comment that he is not worried about the current NI political situation, the Press Association has more detailed quotes which suggest that he may be, at least, a little concerned – “Everybody knows the timetable, everybody knows the clock is ticking and counting down.”.. Well I did mention that ticking sound previously..From the PA report
Mr Hain said: “I am not worried, the parties know they have to tell us by the 10th of November that they are ready to sign up to the St Andrews Agreement.”
He added: “Everybody knows the timetable, everybody knows the clock is ticking and counting down.
“Everybody knows that if, somehow, this goes off track and a glitch becomes a crisis, then we will dissolve the Assembly after November 24th.
“I still remain cautiously optimistic that the remaining obstacles can be overcome and can be solved.”
A quick reminder of what signing up to the St Andrews Agreement means?