As above. Now I'm not into the finer points of how a petition of concern is resolved so if someone can put me straight. But if SF and SDLP decided to sign the petition of concern, I presume the issue would go to London, and Westminster been the final arbitrator would have said something like " Listen Paddy's, if the Jocks and Taffy's can accept it, you lot will have to also " ?
Personally I think SF made a balls of it hoping to bring the unionists on board in an attempt to get it changed or else trying to dump it in Finance Minister Sammy Wilson's lap. But as above, how could the rejection of the Welfare Reform Bill have been completed through the petition of concern by SF and the SDLP ?