INTEMPERATE talk by Arlene Foster of a brutal election and equally unhelpful language from Sinn Fein doesn’t augur well for the prospects of a power-sharing coalition properly functioning any time soon.
And while politicians expend their energy slagging each other off the important business of saving our health service, fighting for a voice in the Brexit negotiations, all the issues that affect ordinary people, are being neglected.
Make no mistake, the man and woman on the street will pay.
There has been a lot of disinformation and spin emanating from politicians, not least that this election was inevitable. This needs to be nailed on the head: Arlene Foster could have stood down, but didn’t; Sinn Fein could have supported a motion of no-confidence in Foster, but chose not to. Either scenario could have created the conditions for a full inquiry into the RHI scandal rather than an election and a political falling out between the Sinn Fein and DUP that looks likely to set the North back for years to come.