Northern Ireland’s games of simultaneous political chess continue …

Uncomfortable Conversations hall feile15Even with a budgetary crisis looming over the Stormont institutions, other threads are still being woven into the political narrative.

To switch metaphors, it’s like three games of chess being played simultaneously: one short-term game against the clock, another medium-term, and a long-term strategy being played out on a third board.

So in the last week I’ve heard:

The Stormont House Agreement isn’t totally dead after all …

Yet we also have two elections on the island to further disrupt matters in the next nine months.

Crisis? What crisis?

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