One bench fits all…

THE two big losers in the election campaign – the UUP and SDLP – have ruled out serving a spell in Opposition. Despite the opportunities it could offer both parties to regroup, it appears the lure of the ministerial limo is too much to pass up – though you could fit both parties’ ministers in a Mini after this election. If the two minor partners in the Executive are to be largely bound by the decisions of the SF-DUP, my guess is they will continue to appear relatively weak beside their political opponents.