“very little evidence to show they are getting anywhere..”

There are a couple of interesting points to note in this discussion on Stormont Live today and neither relate to the “Hell’s Angel of politics up here at Stormont”. First is the comment about the reticence of Sinn Féin and the DUP to talk publicly about what they’re talking about privately, and the second is the focus on what has already been conceded by Sinn Féin on the devolution of policing and justice powers. What’s not discussed is the reason for that ready concession.. Nor is how Sinn Féin expect to emerge from their newly manufactured stalemate with a commitment to an enforceable date for that devolution, which they had claimed was already set as May this year, when even the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward, MP, agrees with the DUP on that previous negotiation..