It’s off – official

While it was never officially on it is now officially off, Brown has said no autumn election and in Andrew Marr’s opinion, Brown’s comments mean a 2008 one is not on the cardseither. It takes the immediacy out of the Unionist pact talks however a deal sooner rather than later is still the wiser course. It also increases the likelihood it will be under new Westminster boundaries with the SDLP unhappiest about the latest proposals.