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The Assembly Hansard for yesterday is online. Bob McCartney’s contribution may not have inspired agreement throughout, but there was some interest:

Apart from an ego trip and ministerial office, St Andrews-style devolution offers little to unionists. The timetable affords no credible opportunity for testing whether Sinn Féin genuinely supports the police and the rule of law. At best, Sinn Féin will offer the minimum words necessary, with fingers crossed in reservation. The DUP will be inviting upon itself the plague of internal dissent that Jeffrey Donaldson, in a previous life, once inflicted upon the UUP. [Laughter.]