The present lack of openness suits them both down to the ground. Its a great system if youre in the DUP and SF. Everything is sewn up before an executive meeting and UUP and SDLP members of the executive clearly havent a clue whats going to happen before the meeting. On the other hand, if its only going to be moving the deck chairs around, does it matter? Is it not the case that the real reason theres not a joint press conference about the state of play in the north is that neither first nor deputy first minster would have anything to say?