The older I get …the more I think I have seen everything there is to see…at least twice.
So SDLP are heading for Opppsition benches. And Alliance are going nowhere.
Would Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness really be confident about a Justice Minister if they did not have a plan in place. Possibly talks with the Greens and/or Claire Sugden (Independent Unionist).
Let me mention G B Newe. He was a Catholic who actually served as a junior Minister at the fag end of the “old Stormont”.He was that rarest of things…a Catholic Unionist and was brought into the cabinet to show that Brian Faulkner’s regime had Catholic support as well as being “liberal”. Newe was unelected and Catholics regarded him as convenient “Uncle Tom”.
Have we a new Newe….so to speak?
An unelected person ready on the sidelines to perform the duties of Justice Minister?