“we can all bring out experts..”

Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd and the DUP’s Edwin Poots were on Hearts and Minds tonight discussing the vexed issue of post-primary transfer. The recent Catholic Heads Association [CHA] statement featured heavily with John O’Dowd claiming that the Association are now “opposing the Catholic Bishops” [Excommunicate them! – Ed] – I suspect he had Bishop Donal McKeown in mind. But here’s a question, with the Education Minister threatening to press ahead into the vacuum in the absence of political consensus on the way forward, why describe the degree of consensus that apparently exists between the DUP and the CHA as “a wee bit startling, if not shocking”? And I’d suspect that consensus could include the Association for Quality Education.. So much for political reality..