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Villiers comes up with escape route for Sinn Fein

Has Theresa Villiers given Sinn Fein some room for manouevre?
The secretary of state has been unfairly maligned again. Theresa Villiers’s statement that London might repatriate welfare powers as a last resort has been universally portrayed as an intervention on the DUP’s behalf - and a rushed, ham-fisted intervention at that. The DUP has of course been happy to play along with the impression of receiving special treatment, with Peter Robinson describing the announcement as a “game changer” and party figures repeating that they asked the British government to take this action. But what action has actually been taken? The DUP&[...]
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