“a qualified intention to proceed..”

The Secretary of State for Wales etc, Peter Hain, hinted at the fudge ahead while appearing on the Sunday Politics Show, his second Sunday appearance in a row and, as with last week’s appearance on ITV’s Sunday Edition, the focus was more about his ongoing campaign for another job, as was his recent Sunday Times interview… ANYway, what previously had been referred to as SF and DUP nominations have now become an indication of their choices for first and deputy first ministers, the BBC report points out that will fall short of the formal nomination and assembly vote previously suggested [pdf file] – while the DUP’s Peter Robinson, on Saturday, characterised it as “a qualified intention to proceed when all the conditions are in place”. Indeed..