Foster ‘does a Ritchie’ as DUP love/hate quangos…

“I am opposed to the setting up of yet more quangos where unelected people take decisions on behalf of the people of Northern Ireland,” said our environment minister today, when she noted that the creation of an independent environmental protection agency would have estimated running costs of £600,000. This is in stark contrast to the creation of the unelected Victims Commission quango, which officially came into being today, is fully-backed by her own party, and which will fork out £260,000 in salaries for four people alone. And since the three other parties in the Executive back the creation of an independent environmental protection agency, will the DUP now back off other ministers after Arlene Foster’s own ‘solo run’?