Blair expected to push election starter button tonight…

Well Sinn Fein have been in their Ard Comhairle huddle (apparently trying to define more narrowly just what kind of policing they are actually going to sign up to). And the taoiseach’s been in Downing Street. Result, we are going to provisionally get an election, we think. Fat lady and British PM have yet to sing. We hope to announce our own provisional arrangements for live blogging the election in the next few days.