“I’m talking to Jim.”

One of the interesting points to note about today’s shenanigans in the Northern Ireland Assembly was that the Speaker’s ruling came about because of a complaint from Sinn Féin Chief Whip Carál Ní Chuilín that, during a debate on the Consultative Group on the Past’s report, the DUP’s Nelson McCausland had made an “allegation of criminal behaviour” against Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams, MP, MLA. On Stormont Live today SF’s Carál Ní Chuilín and the SDLP’s Carmel Hanna discussed, sort of, what the general problem was.. And below the fold Nelson McCausland repeats his comments outside the chamber. For the benefit of anyone who missed them..

Here’s Speaker William Hay ejecting Nelson McCausland from the Assembly, for one day.

And outside the Assembly precinct BBC NI’s Jim Fitzpatrick spoke to DUP MLA Nelson McCausland.

Adds “scurrilous allegations”, apparently..

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