The on going revelations about how Stormont was run by the DUP have left unionists horrified that things were being done in their name which were neither good government nor guided by any semblance of a moral compass.
It is clear that there was a disregard for British taxpayers’ money, a sentiment unworthy of any unionist.
The DUP wrongly believed that the Treasury would pay for RHI in full and without reservation, and had no regard to the potential costs of RHI as result.
The RHI Inquiry has revealed the inner-most workings of the DUP/Sinn Fein regime in Stormont Castle and it isn’t pretty.
However, what it has also done is confirm that we were right not to go back into the last Executive.
Sinn Fein and the DUP were keeping papers off the Executive table, ministerial decision making was delegated to Spads, and there was a complete lack of openness and transparency – indeed following some of Tuesday’s revelations and emails, I believe Sinn Fein should now be brought before the inquiry to explain their role.
Robin Swann MLA, UUP leader