Stor­mont deal may be lost

The Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

A WEST­MIN­STER de­bate on emer­gency North­ern Ire­land leg­is­la­tion could be held on Mon­day.

North­ern Ire­land Sec­re­tary James Bro­ken­shire has re­peat­edly warned he will pass a Bud­get to run pub­lic ser­vices if po­lit­i­cal ne­go­tia­tors can­not find agree­ment.

If a res­o­lu­tion is found over the week­end, it could pro­vide for re­stored de­vo­lu­tion at Stor­mont but Mr Bro­ken­shire has said clear dif­fer­ences re­main between the par­ties.

Sinn Fein and the DUP have been in in­ten­sive dis­cus­sions about the prospects of res­ur­rect­ing de­volved pow­er­shar­ing.

Mr Bro­ken­shire said: “I would need to be sat­is­fied that there is agree­ment.”

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