The press were barred from taking photos in the chamber yesterday. I spent my time watching the feeds, and so clipped one of the only real action in the house when Paisley made his point of order. Other visuals (not captured, doh) was the site of a dignified Paul Berry coming in at the end with the other independents. David Ervine and the UUP’s most prominent figure on the ‘socialist’ wing of the UUP Fred Cobain signing together. Then the lonely figure of David Trimble signing last of his party’s group and on his own, as with Ervine’s addition, it now has an odd number of MLAs.
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