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Another reason to re-establish executive

IN TODAY’S edition we report that the Policing Board has become nothing more than a ‘talking shop’ because of the inability to appoint a human rights adviser due to the absence of a functioning assembly.
Other side-effects of the failure to re-establish a government at Stormont have been the lack of ministers to oversee financial arrangements at the various departments, with under pressure health and education often quoted.
On Sunday Secretary of State James Brokenshire again stated that he would have to put a budget to finance Northern Ireland departments before Westminster. As he pointed out himself, this is not what the electorate voted for.
It is critical that locally elected representatives do all they can to bring about a resolution to the problems which are holding back the re-establishment of an executive. The sooner the better.

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