“the centre of gravity”?

The DUP deployed one of their more sure-footed MLAs on Stormont Live today, the current Northern Ireland Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Industry, Arlene Foster – video below the fold. At the end of the programme, with the impending DUP reshuffle and an end to some dual mandates in mind, Jim Fitzpatrick and Mark Devenport contemplated how MLAs will be replaced – in “black and white” here – and what it all means for the political centre of gravity – they plump for Stormont over Westminster.. Despite what Owen Patterson had to say. Of course, that ‘centre of gravity’ would require a functional NI Executive. And, if those idle threats were to actually materialise over the uncontentious transfer of policing and justice powers..

The DUP’s Arlene Foster, MLA, on Stormont Live