Is Causewaygate our bridge to ‘real politics?’

Two of our weekly political commentators have had a go at the DUP- and others- over the continuing Causeway’gate’ controversy this weekend. Brian Feeney’s comment piece (subs required) focused on both the mess Arlene Foster has got herself into and the manner in which the DUP’s Executive table partners have remained fairly silent on the matter. Feeney uses the occasion to criticise the Executive parties for their relative inactivity to date and he questions whether or not the Assembly as a forum is capable of facing “the sort of row any democratic forum requires.” Meanwhile, in the Sunday Life, Linda Gilby, beneath a headline ‘Welcome to real politics’ identifies an ‘unbelievable political gaucheness’ in the responses of the DUP leader and his son on the matter to date.