So the panel for checking official records has been convened:
- Lord Carlile from the right of the Lib Dems is the most well known and fits the profile of ‘safest possible pair of hands’;
- Rosalie Flanagan for ‘the Catholic side’ is, as a former Perm Sec of DCAL, an insider par excellence (and a director of executive services with OFMDFM for eight years until 2010. source);
- and for ‘the Protestant side’ Stephen Shaw QC has preached (as a member of Scrabo Hall Fellowship in Ards) that “while politicans are accountable to their party and to the Assembly, ultimately they are accountable to God”. (More from Ed Moloney, though I don’t think Brethern are generally as political as he seems to suggest).
Hmmmm… I’ll stay my own judgement till we see their report, but if this is to work as a confidence building exercise it had better be good…