Nearly there…

Sinn Fein had a group briefing today, it began at 3pm (we’re expecting some news from about 4.30pm) which follows what one UUP source described as a ‘kiss and make up’ session between the two parties. Alex Maskey and Jeffrey Donaldson were seen jointly briefing two senior journalists in Stormont canteen. The Speaker has scheduled a plenary for tomorrow from 2-4. Nominations should come about 3.30pm, if you want to set your timers for the big moment (or not)!

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