How ingenious was that?

The DUP Finance Minister, Peter Robinson, was quick to praise the ingenuity of Sinn Féin Minister, Michelle Gildernew, selling off the family silver publicly owned land to fund other priorities.. but he found £5million quickly enough to provide the funds to pay off compensate those affected by the recent flooding. As the BBC’s Mark Devenport pointed out, it definitely wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that a lot of those affected are in his own constituency..

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