Britain and Ireland are both in recession and on the verge of depression and what's the most important thing exercising the minds of those spanners up North? The proposal to pay £12,000 to the families of everyone who died in the Troubles.
To be honest I would take the side of the unionist politicians on it - it is ludicrous to equate dead terrorists / combatants with dead civilians. They're position from principle is in stark contrast to the mealy-mouthed rubbish emanating from your average Shinner bullshitter.
But, at the end of the day, these people are supposed to be in government now and running their daft wee country. It might sound cruel but they have a lot more pressing concerns than who gets a 12K pay off for their dead loved ones.
It really is about time they copped on up there and got on with the here and now - because the here and now is one hell of a problem to deal with and, to be honest, those clowns up there probably don't have a balls notion what's going on. In fact that might explain why they've kicked up an almighty row over this - at least they're back on familiar territory and able to shoot their mouths off again without little things like global recessions getting in the way.