DUBLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will be forced to impose a budget on Northern Ireland if a new power-sharing government is not formed by the week starting Nov. 6, the minister for the region said on Wednesday.
The chances of Northern Ireland’s political parties reaching an agreement are “not positive” and talks in the last few days have stalled, James Brokenshire told a parliamentary committee.
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“If I had given evidence to this committee last week I might have indicated some momentum, more progress. That progress stalled at the end of last week,” Brokenshire said.
“Unless there is a renewed spirit of compromise then the outlook for imminent resolution is not positive.”
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Northern Ireland has been without a devolved administration since its collapse in January, raising the prospect...
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