What are Stormont’s priorities?

Priorities

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.

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