Everyone is here but will there be talks

All parties have turned up at Hillsborough this morning for talks but the strange thing is there is very little evidence of an inclusive process.

Word from inside the building is that Sinn Fein are resisting all party talks. The SDLP will be making it clear to both government’s this morning that unless there is an inclusive process the potential for success will be serioulsy diminished.

Quote of the day goes to a friend on Facebook this morning who said it was clear that the DUP and Sinn Fein seem more interested in being so called ‘world news’ then actually doing their jobs back at Stormont. This morning the Assembly will receive a petition from Dominic Bradley MLA on a major crisis in special needs education. Our team will be here to lead the debate. Its an awful pity this region’s leaders attention will be elsewhere.

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