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Latest flags row shows Stormont politicians' priorities are all wrong

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The graphic shown on BBC Breakfast that represented Northern Ireland with the flag of the Irish Republic (PA/BBC Breakfast)

The graphic shown on BBC Breakfast that represented Northern Ireland with the flag of the Irish Republic (PA/BBC Breakfast)

The graphic shown on BBC Breakfast that represented Northern Ireland with the flag of the Irish Republic (PA/BBC Breakfast)

Not even a global pandemic could prevent yet another flag row in Northern Ireland.

The BBC were quick to apologise on Friday morning when their flagship TV breakfast show mistakenly used a picture of an Irish tricolour to represent Northern Ireland during a discussion on differing quarantine rules across the UK.

However the apology, issued live on air less than an hour after the mistake, was not enough to prevent widespread outcry on social media.