More advice to the “Procrastination Committee”..

Noel McAdam’s report in the Belfast Telegraph reveals that, not only did Senior Counsel for Northern Ireland Bernard McCloskey, QC, provide his legal opinion on a decision for the Social Development minister, he also provided his advice on “the public projection” of what would have been another Executive non-decision.

“If this advice is accepted, the public projection could be something along the lines that ‘… the minister is giving anxious consideration to a final decision in this complex matter and, to this end, has asked for fully updated information and advice from all material sources, including in particular security and legal advice.'”

Interestingly, such a non-decision would have fitted the pattern so far of those “tired old warmongers” re-reviewing reviews.. and add to Splintered Sunrise’s call for the NI Executive to be renamed “the Procrastination Committee.”A quick reminder of some of the non-decisions so far..

Local Government reform

Water charges [at least partially undecided]

The Giants Causeway development

Irish Language Act

Health Service restructuring

Victims’ Commissioner

Policing and Justice ministry

Environmental Protection Agency

Planning Policy reform

The “radical new future for Northern Ireland’s education system”

And then there’s what to do about the past..

Not that anyone thought it would be an overnight transition..

[Sceptical not cynical.. – Ed]