Talk about shutting the door after the horse has bolted with this inquiry call
Arlene comes across as one of those incompetent managers who is always fire fighting, never proactive, always appearing busy to do anything for you, snappy if you ask them anything and like the incredible hulk if you point the finger.
Clearly it's too late to avoid the collapse of the assembly but now that Arlene is gone, I really do not understand why SF would not now let an independent and public investigation into the RHI go ahead. Surely there could have been a reasonable investigation that was not being dictated by the DUP. What have they got to lose? Arlene is trying to take the moral high ground and by not letting it go ahead SF are leaving themselves open to accusation of wasting money in the meantime and having something to hide themselves. Arlene will throw it up at every opportunity now.
And another thing, why are SF so intransigent about going to an election without even any effort of talks in advance? its not as if the main players in talks post an election are likely to change dramatically as a result of such an election. Are they just themselves a bit of time ?
I don't think either SF or DUP have come out of the last few weeks with any great credit. If the SDLP and UUP cannot make some hay out of all of this, they will never come back.