The media have long ago lost any sympathy with Education Minister, Caitriona Ruane, but the alienation was completed this week when she called a press conference at Stormont and preceded to announce – nothing. Worryingly for the Minister, she appears to have united all the other political parties against her. Even those in the education sector who would agree with her views on academic selection are becoming exasperated with her failure to make her a decision.
Apparently the Executive is to be presented with her detailed proposals in two weeks time. Meanwhile, the Ulster Unionists have apparently tabled a motion calling for the issue to be dealt with by an Executive sub group.