McKay is 'thrown to the wolves' as Sinn Féin seeks to protect the party
Many things make Sinn Féin different from other parties but the lack of rancour is probably the main one. Families fight, friends fight and political parties definitely fight - but not Sinn Féin.
It has a seemingly infallible leadership and an internal discipline that defines omerta.
So when Martin McGuinness came out yesterday to say MLA Daithí McKay should "seriously consider his position", it was inevitable that the former chair of the Northern Executive's finance committee would quit.