“it is vital that we act with renewed vigour…”

The DUP/Sinn Féin “agreed” programme for “Cohesion, Sharing and Integration” is apparently sufficient for the Alliance Party Council to “almost” unanimously agree to nominate for the position of Northern Ireland Justice Minister. As for what has been resolved? Well, there’s the small matter of that “agreed” programme being “presented to the OFMDFM committee before being submitted to the Executive”, followed by a period of “public consultation”. But don’t let mere details get in the way. As David Ford says, “This did not happen when the UUP and SDLP were in charge.” Indeed. Welcome to the semi-detached polit-bureau, David…