OFMDFM’s dilemma

Nevermind the Presbyterian moderator, at least he’s going to be there. 

Our own little Process™ might have got a special mention as Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Edinburgh today on his first ever state visit to the UK, but no-one from the Northern Ireland Executive was there to hear it – despite an invitation being sent to the Office of the First and deputy First Ministers.

Apparently that’s what happens when you can’t meet the Pope/Queen without meeting the Queen/Pope…

Adds  An otherwise somewhat unbalanced BBC report notes

In a statement the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister (OFDFM) said: “Our department received an invitation. Ministers were unable to attend”

Update The BBC report has now been balanced corrected…