Open competition for New Parades Commissioner…

While the Secretary of State for Wales etc, Peter Hain, continues to study that High Court judgement, he’s announced that there is to be an “open competition” [a novelty for all concerned – Ed] for the vacant position on the Parades Commsision created by the resignation of Donald MacKay in May – Application forms available here. Whether there have been any lessons learned from the previous appointments procedure is not yet known.. Of course the Appeal Court’s decision on those appointments is still to be reviewed in the House of Lords…