Stormont a sad spectacle

The Conservatives have condemned the row over the Renewable Heat Incentive as a ‘sad spectacle’ and called for a judicial review and audit.

“The DUP and the Opposition parties seem more concerned about placing the blame than sorting out the problem.   What we need is the detail of a full judicial review and audit to obtain the facts, with a timetable for action, ” commented Alan Dunlop,  Chairman of the Conservatives in Northern Ireland.

Mr Dunlop, who runs a major shipping business in Belfast, said the RHI fiasco posed important questions about the ability of Assembly Members to operate Stormont effectively.  

 “This saga shows the need for UK-wide politics. The insular legacy parties in Northern Ireland have revealed themselves to be clueless on policy and incapable of either effective scrutiny or competent government.”