Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Newsnight considered it unworthy of the coverage that was instead afforded to pirate radio.
But today's withdrawal of the UUP from the Northern Ireland Executive illustrates an important rule.
Whichever of the two Unionist parties is not providing the First Minister is always that bit more sceptical about the whole process.
Not much. But that bit.
In any case, as it matures, the Northern Ireland Assembly could do with a proper Opposition.
What will make the SDLP adopt that stance, too? Something quite soon, I expect.