Two questions on how we lost Stormont 807 days ago?

This set of affairs deserves a fitting reminder, currently being kept by an algorithmically driven site called howlonghasnorthernirelandnothadagovernment.com.

It also contains a few other useful data points. I thought it might be a good moment to open a thread for answers to two simple but related questions:

What horrendous blunder led to the mothballing of Stormont? What did you learn from it?

As we do from time to time, we will run the discussion below on a couple of rules specific to this thread alone:

  1. You must attempt to answer both questions. But nothing more.
  2. Comment on other people’s answers will not be allowed.

NB: All non compliant answers will be quietly removed (so take care how you answer).

 

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