Timing.. again

There had been a suggestion that the meetings wouldn’t take place until after the summer.. but as it turns out the delay only lasted a week or so [perhaps a longer delay was deemed too perilous for The Process™? – Ed A more prosaic answer might look at the Welsh situation.] It’s probably in the interests of the optics, and the DUP, that the British Irish Council will meet first, on Monday 16th July, with the North-South Ministerial Council expected to meet on the Tuesday. And I see that the BBC’s Mark Devenport was pulled up on his use of the term “the British Isles”.. a meeting of the governments of the “Atlantic Archipelago” does sound better to my ear.. but, then I would say that.. [And what about “The unnameable constellation of islands on the Eastern Atlantic coast”? – Ed]

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