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Part of Northern Ireland Assembly – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 4:45 pm on 14th February 2012.

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Photo of Jim Wells Jim Wells DUP 4:45 pm, 14th February 2012

Mr Deputy Speaker, I am all in favour of greater co-operation in the unionist family. However, I must say that I would have appreciated the previous Minister’s attending the debate today and apologising for misleading the House a year ago with his doom-and-gloom message of failure, which was totally wrong. Had he done that, I would have had respect for him, and I would not have taken this opportunity to settle an old score. All last year, I had to face him in the media, when he was —