Robinson call will be greeted with suspicion

The BBC is reporting that DUP leader Peter Robinson wants to change the way the Northern Ireland Assembly makes its decisions as soon as possible.

Mr Robinson said ending the veto that parties can exercise is as important as devolving policing and justice powers. The first minister signalled there could be a delay in transferring these powers due to problems around finance. He added there was no need to wait until 2015 to change voting rules and end community designation.

This is a serious proposal from the first minister and as such deserves serious discussion. However many nationalists will be surprised that the party which made such a big deal out of asserting its veto now wants to drop it.