Stormont deal may be lost
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.”