“We need to be prepared for the unexpected..”

As the BBC report, both Northern Ireland Executive junior ministers have been in front of the Assembly Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister – a Sub-Committee met in closed session earlier today. According to their joint press statement the two junior ministers emphasised the need for the NI Executive [Assuming they can actually meet – Ed] to be able to “respond rapidly to any emerging crisis or hardship” to justify the new mechanism they want the Assembly to create – to be controlled by the Office of the First and Deputy First Ministers. And there was me thinking that it was just a blatant power-grab by the semi-detached polit-bureau.. [Can you tell what it is yet? – Ed]