“No Minister should be using any private unsecured email accounts for any official business whatsoever…”

Some, presumably, unintentionally revealing details from the former Northern Ireland Finance Minister, Sinn Féin’s Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, who appeared in front of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Inquiry yesterday.  This from his written statement [pdf file]  16.  The bundle of documents referred to above appears to indicate that you used the email account [email protected] to discuss, share, transact, or otherwise communicate Executive business and Executive policy; and that you discussed, shared, transacted, or otherwise communicated Executive business and Executive policy with …

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RHI turning into a bonfire of the DUP’s reputation to do basic government…

Shortly after the RHI story broke I remember remarking on the irony that the party had been hit in a policy area over which it had frequently expressed utter contempt. Sammy Wilson’s notorious flip from signing an early day motion in Westminster on climate change to full blown sceptical disciple of Nigel Lawson is a particularly stark example of the low contempt many in the party hold for any environmental policy. So Tim Cairns’ revelations didn’t stop at Jonathan Bell’s …

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