It is clear now more than ever that the pacts are out in the upcoming election. The UUP is not fielding a candidate in North Belfast in the hope of securing a Unionist (DUP) MP in the very tight seat contested with Sinn Fein. However, the SDLP has not put up a candidate in North Belfast which then favours Sinn Fein. The DUP seem to be allowing the UUP to try and win Tyrone and they are not putting a candidate forward there to help this cause. The SDLP and Sinn Fein have made the unprecedented decision not to field three candidates in various constituencies. Power is certainly being tactically carved up.
This is a very useful interactive guide to the upcoming election - Essential viewing
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Baroness Hale declares the suspension of Parliament by Boris Johnson illegal
Short video going though the basics of how laws are made - pre suspension- in the NI Assembly
Mr John Wishart -