Sinn Fein blocks another Executive meeting…

It’s hard to see how this is going to end without someone losing face. The Executive meeting yesterday was cancelled under pressure from Sinn Fein, and according it led to the cancellation of the North South Ministerial Council. It’s a slow acting poison which is paralysing all meaningful government action in Northern Ireland. It remains to be seen whether it has the same fatal potency of thallium… that famous poison of historical fact and literary fiction. Thallium has a known antedote… as has, it seems, this internal civil disobedience campaign inside the Executive OFMDFM. I guess the question our politicians have to answer is whether the indigenous deal is actually worth saving?