Bill of Rights Forum in trouble…

More pre breaking news… Though it’s not clear that talks have yet concluded, the Bill of Rights Forum could be heading for collapse… Slugger hears from one Alliance source that “there is no hint of compromise. The Unions are still stuck in the 70s, and the Unionists in 60s.” It seems too that there is no sign of the Catholic Church’s representative, who seems to have judged there are more constructive things to be doing on a Friday afternoon… Another source suggested that there was too much grandstanding and not enough politicking… We await the final outcome…

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