A Northern Irish politician has been forced to apologise “unreservedly” after being snapped shoe shopping during a Stormont meeting examining the response to Covid-19.
DUP assembly member (MLA) Alex Easton was caught apparently browsing for new footwear while sitting in a health committee meeting by cameras filming the meeting.
Easton can be seen scrolling what looks like an online retail site before clicking on a shoe to examine in further detail.
The shopping spree occurred while Public Health Agency officials were remotely giving evidence about their response to the pandemic, which has killed 516 in the country, according to official death tolls.
Safe to say Easton’s actions weren’t well received.
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