According to Henry McDonald in tomorrow’s Guardian, Sinn Fein has “quietly dropped” the insistence that Arlene Foster step aside from the First Minister post while the wood pellet scandal is “investigated”.
A sure sign that the party has decided to cut a deal? We’ll see. But it makes sense. Better to have a share in spending all of Theresa May’s spondoolicks than leaving it to Brokendick, or whatever he’s called, to fritter away.
Whatever happened to “Sinn Fein: The Voice of Principled Leadership”?
Here’s what the Grauniad says:
Prior to these latest talks Sinn Féin had insisted that Foster could not be re-nominated by the DUP as first minister while a high powered independent inquiry takes places into the RHI scandal.
However, it appears the party has quietly dropped this demand as one of its so-called ‘red lines’ in the negotiations.