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Newton Emerson: As Stormont budget is passed at Westminster, it is clear we are in absurd denial about indirect rule

The latest funding voted through was a steady-as-it-goes allocation to every Stormont department, to maintain the ridiculous pretence that nobody with a mandate has taken any decisions. Picture by Niall Carson/PA Wire
Stormont’s latest annual budget was rushed through Westminster last week, with all 16 stages of its passage completed in three days flat. Total debate time in the Commons and Lords was around 90[...]

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