“It’s not rocket science..”

Fair deal noted Northern Ireland Secretary of State Shaun Woodward’s creative suggestion to deal with avoid the question of the devolution of policing and justice powers and he, Woodward that is, popped up on the Politics Show today keen to stress that administration by correspondence is working.. He begins by dismissing opinion polls, not that opinion poll obviously.. and goes on to blame the media for creating a drama out of a crisis kerfuffle “tense time” – forgetting, momentarily, that it wasn’t the media doing the grandstanding and threatening to take the ball away. He also ducks the question of whether Sinn Féin are justified in blocking the Northern Ireland Executive meeting. And, for those still not paying attention, here’s another reminder, or two, of why they are blocking it.