“playtime’s over for the Education Minister..”

Read Jim Fitzpatrick riffing on the genius of Donald Rumsfeld, when applied to the impending de-regulation by default of the Northern Ireland post-primary transfer process, before watching his report from today’s Politics Show – there are known unknowns, indeed. The Education Minister, Sinn Féin’s Caitriona Ruane, wasn’t available for interview this morning, not that her previous appearances have proved enlightening, so Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd joined the DUP’s Mervyn Storey in the studio to restate their parties’ positions on academic selection. I’ve put their contributions below the fold [To avoid scaring the children? – Ed] You may think that, Ed..
Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd and the DUP’s Mervyun Storey on BBC NI Politics Show 23/11/08.