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Comment: Executive has tough economic choices

Economic policy challenges were not completely absent from the deliberations that led to Monday’s post-dated agreement between the DUP and Sinn Fein.

31st March, 2007

Economic policy challenges were not completely absent from the deliberations that led to Monday’s post-dated agreement between the DUP and Sinn Fein.

Neither were they the crucial deciding factors. But beneath the guarded statements issued by both sides, and their obvious pleasure at seeing off Peter Hain’s hollow threats, all the Northern parties are totally united on some important economic policy issues. This is progress of a kind.

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