“You want an election? Bring it on.”

Alex Kane, correctly in my view lays out what Arlene’s interview signalled earlier this week…

She set out the issues: 1) The attacks on her are personal, point scoring and misogynistic; 2) Sinn Féin is scared of a strong unionist leader and want rid of her; 3) She has suffered from IRA attacks and she won’t be rolled over by Sinn Féin; 4) Mike Nesbitt is being opportunistic and will weaken unionism and allow Sinn Féin to sneak into the First Minister’s role; 5) She has a plan for bringing the “cost of RHI down to zero,” but isn’t being given the chance to bring it forward; 6) People gave her a mandate to lead last year and she is not afraid of asking them again.

Alex is not convinced any of the parties want an election. But, he says…

Foster’s message is clear: “You want an election? Bring it on.” She also knows that an early election is a huge risk for Sinn Féin, particularly if she returns with a comfortable mandate and a Cheshire Cat grin of satisfied vindication all over her face.

He he. The dismal circus continues.