The failure of the polit-bureau..

The announcement today [After consulting her advisers? – Ed] by the Northern Ireland Education Minister, Sinn Féin’s Caitríona Ruane, of the new detailed policies guidance for schools heralds the start of an era of de-regulation of the post-primary transfer system. And, as Mark Devenport suggests in the opening discussion on Stormont Live, it also signals the failure of regional government the semi-accountable, and semi-detached, polit-bureau here.