UKIP Leader in Northern Ireland David McNarry MLA has said:
“Looking through the mist of Minister Kennedy’s knee jerk reaction and outrageous predictions over his potential budget cuts – therein lies this question.
Are we, the public, being primed for the ‘Pot of Gold Sale of the Century’ to off-load the Belfast Harbour Estate? To sell it as a going concern to privateers? In doing so not only will Christmas come early for Minister Kennedy but the Executive share out from such a sale would spread joy and good tidings to all!”
Mr McNarry added:
“Minister Kennedy talks in riddles and proposes notional withdrawals of services. He has not presented factual figures, there are no properly worked out calculations. I want to see the end game not estimates. I want, like the public wish, ‘God’s honest truth statements not fantasy made up in the DRD’. If his ploy of scare-mongering is all about saving the services by selling the Belfast Harbour, let him come clean.”