The economy is in tatters, education is a mess, murder and intimidation are on our doorstep, but the Assembly is recalled in an "emergency" to debate the Gaza relief vessels.
Just about sums up our local politicians - good for one thing only: bickering.
And if they run out of things to argue about here, let's talk about someone else's problems.
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