Alex Kane: The Stormont Assembly is on life support and may not survive

When we know that putting two political polar opposites at the heart of government has singularly failed to defrost relationships and encourage genuine cooperation, why would we choose to do it again? Pictured are former First Minister Paul Givan (right) and former Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.
Shortly after the assembly was rebooted in January 2020, I wrote that it would not survive another collapse: ‘It hasn't sat for three years—even though its members have been handsomely paid—and they'r[...]

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