David Cameron and Nick Clegg sat side by side on the first day of the new Liberal Conservative coalition government, which the Prime Minister hailed as a "new start" for politics.That "NI MPs oppose government" (minus the definite article) headline also rings true.
But Northern Ireland's sitting MPs, including new Alliance East Belfast MP Naomi Long, sent out a clear message to the new government by joining Labour and the Scottish and Welsh nationalists on the opposition benches.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Birds of a feather all roost together?
The first day and indeed a clear message being sent out: