Renewable Heating Incentive: Jonathan Bell v Arlene Foster: - the reaction
Following last night's explosive interview with Jonathan Bell and new allegations from Arlene Foster, reaction on social media has ranged from incredulous to highly amused at the whole affair.
In a landmark interview broadcast last night, the former economy minister broke party ranks to call for First Minister Arlene Foster to apologise for how she handled the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
He claimed Mrs Foster shouted at him in a "hostile" and "abusive" meeting in January this year and insisted the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) should not be closed.
DUP payroll piling in to laud 'Our Dear Leader'.— Jim Allister MLA (@JimAllister) December 16, 2016
If FM intimidated by Jonathan Bell, what chance of Executive standing up to Dee Stitt etc?— Jim Allister MLA (@JimAllister) December 16, 2016
I remember Arlene Foster roaring at me that I couldn't stop fracking here. But I did it anyway.— Mark H Durkan (@MarkHDurkan) December 15, 2016
Proud that @DUPleader Arlene is leading our country.— Nigel Dodds (@NigelDoddsDUP) December 15, 2016
Will Sinn Fein & other party's now sign the @SDLPlive motion calling for the First Minister to step aside?— Daniel McCrossan MLA (@McCrossanMLA) December 15, 2016
All MLA's have a public duty!
There clearly now needs to be a Public Enquiry into #RHI and the First Minister should stand aside given the magnitude of these allegations— Daithí McKay (@daithimckay) December 15, 2016
Has anyone ever made any allegation of intimidation against JonathanBell until now? Or is this new? Has Arlene ever done so? Pretty serious— Naomi Long MLA (@naomi_long) December 15, 2016