"The clock is ticking. This is a partnership government and a coalition government.
"Martin McGuinness said clearly that we are entering into a crisis ... There is a necessity for all the people in the north to have policing and justice sorted out."
Finance Minister Sammy Wilson of the DUP added:
"Peter Robinson has not only got the backing of the party, I think he has the backing of the community.
"I have been out and about over the weekend. I have found nothing but sympathy and support for him."
So over to Arlene and Martin for the next six crucial weeks then.