On those loose ends…

Sinn Fein’s Paul Butler has challenged the DUP to formally support power-sharing on unionist-dominated local government councils in accordance with the DUP’s new found support for the principle of power-sharing within the Executive. The local councils are due to hold their AGM’s only a matter of weeks after the May 8th date for the devolution of powers. Given that the excuse/reason/ justification provided for excluding republicans from office in unionist-dominated councils has been dramatically jettisoned by the DUP at Stormont, it will be interesting to see if the grassroots DUPers will be so keen to follow in the footsteps of their leader.