Murphy and Donaldson on the water charge

Conor Murphy talks about the need to drive down costs to get the fairest deal for the customers. And, Jeffrey Donaldson points out that there is a huge investment in savings to be found through efficiencies elsewhere in government. All good small government stuff. But has Sinn Fein traded in the old Socialist model, or just coasting in the DUP’s slipstream? The estimations for what people will pay by 09/10 are estimated at just over £300pa, marginally cheaper than England. Yet, for reasons that are not immediately apparent, over at the Sinn Fein website they are claiming that this is end of water charges.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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