People Before Profit Alliance MLA for Belfast West
Another motion to recall the Assembly was filed at Stormont yesterday, a move that if supported would force the DUP to decide whether once again to block the election of a Speaker and the sitting of the legislative body.
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has urged unionists to transfer their votes to other unionist candidates –after first voting for the DUP – to hinder any chance of Sinn Fein “advancing plans for a border poll”.
People Before Profit. Now there’s a name for a political party. It signals an organisation which puts the ordinary punter centre stage of its aims; that elevates the working woman and man and those most vulnerable in society above greed and gain and the big corporations raking it in.
A body which represents estate agents has claimed that private rents in Northern Ireland are likely to increase as a consequence of a Stormont law which could see the forcible reduction of rents by 10% - even though the law is unlikely to ever be used.
MLAs have voted, seemingly by mistake, to change the law in a way which would cut housing rents for every private renter by 10%, and a Sinn Fein minister is now desperately trying to undo what she allowed to happen.
From leaks and Vets For Hunting, to coughing fits and a housing letter for Santa, Andrew Madden takes a closer look at some of the more unusual things in the Assembly and further afield this week.
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