Hamilton calls time on Speaking Clock at Stormont

If you don’t follow Sinn Fein’s Phil Flanagan on Twitter you should and for no other reason than he asks the most under the radar assembly questions you can think of.

Today he got a response to a question he posed to the Finance Minister, Simon Hamilton a few weeks ago on the cost of Stormont’s talking clock. Yes, this is a clock that you ring up and it tells you the time. Courtesy of Phil, this is how much it cost Mr and Mrs Taxpayer.

Courtesy of Phil Flanagan MLA
Courtesy of Phil Flanagan MLA

Regardless, Hamilton has put an end to the clock across all of the departments. Another victim of the austerity process….

David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs