Rumours of the Sinn Fein leadership bottling it and backtracking on policing are abound. How true they are, we won’t know until later. But a sense of panic is in the air for sure. This is a moment that was always going to come for Sinn Fein; to do the business or get off the pot. The question is, how prepared for it are they? Did they plan for managing this day of reckoning, or did they get so lulled by the easy ride they have had up to now, that they thought it wouldn’t actually happen?