Sunday December 8, 2019

Crisis at Stormont – but no panic in the air

The fact that talks are ongoing suggests the latest crisis will not be the undoing of the Northern Executive

6th September, 2015
Peter Robinson, DUP leader and First Minister of Northern Ireland. Picture: Getty

To be or not to be – that is the question for Stormont. Intensive multi-party talks beginning this week will decide the answer. But the fact that talks are taking place at all gives a strong hint of what that answer will be.

The DUP and Sinn Féin, along with the two governments, have no desire to see things end. Mike Nesbitt’s UUP may have left the Executive, but there will be no further jumping...

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