So MacKenzie has finally gone (according to UTVlive). Now George Savage of the UUP is the first to get out notice of a no confidence motion. As Ken Reid has noted this evening on UTV, even if it got support from other parties it will fail without the support of Sinn Fein. Here’s the proposed wording:
Pursuant to Paragraph 30 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, this Assembly endorses a Resolution of No-Confidence in the Minister for Regional Development in light of the crisis within NI Water and a failure to meet with the standards contained within the pledge of Office.
We’ll see how that goes then…
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