Assembly elections


Sir, – We all hoped that it had gone away but the vitriol at Stormont was just hidden for a while. The real issue is not about an election but the consequences that will follow it. The behaviour of members of the Assembly over the last few months has been infantile as we have been beset by a heating scandal, intransigence, bloody-mindedness, acts of contrition on television, complaints about union flag labels on potato bags and crass ridicule of the Irish language. It beggars belief how these people ever considered themselves fit for public life. The election presents an opportunity for them to resign and take up another line of work, but history suggests a return to the miserable status quo. – Yours, etc,