Arlene Foster is currently speaking to her DUP colleagues, including the Speaker, in the Assembly chamber.
There is an immediate problem with what she is saying.
Firstly, she says it would have been “inappropriate” for Northern Ireland simply to copy the Great Britain scheme.
Secondly, she says she regrets the “error” of not including cost controls.
Here is the problem: not including cost controls was the only meaningful difference between the schemes!
So those points simply cannot both be right.
Everything else she says (notably about the one DUP MLA in the chamber) is a soap opera diversion. On her own terms, her own case does not add up. That is the focus now.