Two sure bets for the DUP re-shuffle…

I was struck Sammy Wilson’s remark about him not being able to vote in last night’s incinerator vote in Belfast City Council chamber, but him sounding certain he will be able to on Friday. Logical conclusion (as Mark notes in the Incinerator thread)? There’s a re-shuffle immanent, and Sammy is moving from Environment! Slugger has had confirmation that Arlene Foster is indeed to be the next incumbent at DFP (that’s a proper Scoop BTW)… And we have a rumour mill story that Iris Robinson is clearing out her Stormont desk, in preparation for a move to Westminster for her full time job, and giving up her Assembly post… That may spell the end of her career as a budding, if controversial, act on the Nolan Show…

Adds: We also understand that Arlene views the prospect more as chalice than grail

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