One rule for the Assembly…

The First and Deputy First Minister were both dismissive of the idea today in the Assembly that somehow their decision to appoint four Victims Commissioners rather than one (necessitating a change in statute in order to add the plural) was a political compromise rather than a serious attempt to tackle the problem in hand. But, as commenter shankly’s socialism points out, they may have neglected to read Sammy Wilson’s piece in yesterday’s Sunday Life about waste and duplication in the Assembly. In particular Sammy advocates downsizing the number of MLAs (and OFMDFM):

“These structures have more to do with the political demands of time than efficient government. This job creation scheme cannot be justified”

Ahem…

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