Friday, 19 September 2008
The current impasse is developing into a crisis. Crisis is an over-used word in NI politics, however, it appears that the stances of the DUP and SF are hardening and we could be on a conveyor belt to a real break down of the Executive. Neither side appears to be prepared to give the other any ‘wriggle room’. It is particularly worrying that Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness have started public exchanging ill tempered letters. Robinson is halting meetings of the North South Ministerial Council and the British Irish Council. He is also threatened to put the work of the Assembly Review Committee on hold.