“Tensions at the heart of government have been laid bare.”

Interesting report from the BBC’s Martina Purdy on today’s events. Notably the contrast between the previous silence from the NI Executive ministers and the comment that

“While [Margaret Ritchie’s] ruling was significant, far more important was the effect it had on the Executive. Tensions at the heart of government have been laid bare.”

The focus is primarily on the Finance minister’s point of order.. but no other ministers made any comment during the debate.. which is, perhaps, to be expected from “tired old warmongers”.. Adds I should also have mentioned the paramilitary politics involved..

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