“not a working coalition that delivers for all in Northern Ireland but a carve-up..”

Somewhat connected to my admittedly anoraky previous post, there’s trouble at t’mill. Well, at the NI Executive then [Again?!? – Ed]. It seems the Environment Minister, the DUP’s Arlene Foster, has taken exception to comments by the UUP leader, and Employment and Learning Minister, Sir Reg Empey. In particular, his description of the ‘push-me-pull-you’ nature of the Sinn Féin/DUP axis on which the stability of the Executive apparently depends – for now at least.

“At its root this is profoundly undemocratic and offers not a working coalition that delivers for all in Northern Ireland but a carve-up based on an incompatible Ulster nationalist agenda as put forward by the DUP and an Irish republican agenda being pursued by Sinn Fein”

“Clueless”, according to the otherwise untroubled Environment Minister.. [Time for some more advice for the tired old warmongers? – Ed.. No, I don’t think so.. Adds After all, it was “put together by SF and the DUP”]