With parading the new manufactured crisis on the hill you could be forgiven for believing the big two parties have the big issues of the day in hand.
It doesnt seem to be the size of the public finance deficit or the crisis in education but the smallness of partisan bickering which is dominating our regional government.
Partisanship is the order of the day as narrow sectional interest is always put ahead of the shared regional one. Whilst The DUP obsesses about issues which most people dont get, Sinn Feins President Gerry Adams is telling reporters were not interested in managing the economy.
Meantime over on OConall Street I argue that its squeeze, squeeze, squeeze for the local economy.