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Lord Morrow should catch himself on

  • RHI debacle will cost £85,000 every single day between now and the election
  • Lord Morrow should catch himself on

Commenting on the exchange between the DUP’s Arlene Foster and Lord Morrow about the RHI debacle, the Ulster Unionist Party candidate for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Rosemary Barton, said:

"The RHI debacle will cost £85,000 every single day between now and the election. The financial impact on Northern Ireland's finances cannot be underestimated yet here we have Lord Morrow of the DUP making frivolous remarks about it with his party leader, Arlene Foster, at their nomination for that same election. He should catch himself on. If it hadn't been for his party's handling of the RHI debacle and Sinn Fein's opportunism, we wouldn't be having these elections which will cost the taxpayer at least another £5 million.

"The DUP/Sinn Fein Executive were the architects of this scandal. Maybe it's time Lord Morrow and his colleagues dropped their Stormont Castle mindset and tried to understand the consequences of their actions given the financial difficulty some people in Fermanagh and South Tyrone are having when trying to heat their homes."

ENDS

Note to Editors:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-38776761

Speaking in response to a comment about it being "a lovely sunny day," Lord Morrow said:

"It's hot. Yes, the boilers are all working."

Mrs Foster replied: "Stop".

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