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Newton Emerson: Budget realism suggests Stormont's Covid-19 truce could hold

Finance minister Conor Murphy refrained from grandstanding and finger-pointing during this week's budget debate. So did most assembly members, aware a financial reckoning is coming. Picture by Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire
THE emergency budget the assembly passed this Tuesday shows how coronavirus has telescoped all Stormont's long-term financial issues into an imminent crunch. Despite over £1 billion in extra funding [...]

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