Biomass scandal unleashes UK political crisis

An elections could be looming in Northern Ireland after the country's deputy first minister stepped down in protest of the government's handling of a green subsidy, which has been rocked by allegations of exploitation.


Drama surrounding a subsidy for green heating has unleashed a political crisis in Northern Ireland. Late Monday, deputy First Minister Martin McGuiness from the Sinn Fein party announced that he would resign in protest against the First Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster, and her handling of a scandal surrounding green subsidy scheme Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Gerry Adams, leader of Northern Ireland's opposition party Sinn Fein, has called for the first minister to stand aside, while the scheme, popularly-dubbed cash-for-ash, is being scrutinized after accusations of misuse.

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