Contrasting and shocking scenes at Stormont today.
On the left a photo of the chamber during a debate on proposals to reduce the salaries and costs of Ministerial ‘Special Advisers’ who earn disproportionately more than their counterparts in Scotland and Wales.
On the right a debate on the impact of changes in Tax Credits which could adversely affect 165,000 households in Northern Ireland; with a projected financial loss of £810 per annum.
Which do you think is the more important debate?
Incidentally the vote on reducing ‘Special Adviser’ (or SPAD) salaries was defeated by the DUP & Sinn Fein.