Witness the latest piece of Tweeted petulance from Gerry Lynch (aka Sammy Morse Slugger fans), Alliance candidate for East Antrim.
@ConallMcD If I'd listened to your leader's sectarian, sub-Éirígí, press conference today, I'd be too ashamed to post on Twitter
The target is of course Northern Ireland's newest MLA, Conall McDevitt. His leader's press conference is reported here.
The gist is, predictably, that Sinn Féin and the DUP have locked other parties out of discussions at Hillsborough and should an agreement eventually emerge, whatever it might comprise, it will not have been arrived at by an inclusive process.
Of course Alliance have clearly reached their understanding with the carve-up coalition over policing and justice. They want a ministry, they want it now and anyone who stands in their way is sectarian.
The reality, as I argued previously, is that Alliance is as complicit in Northern Ireland's sectarian system of politics as anyone else. Indeed with their constant harping 'place apart' insularism they have no vision whatever for changing the status quo.