Newton Emerson: Politicians could become 'shadow assembly' to civil service executive

The Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Bill, introduced by secretary of state Chris Heaton-Harris (pictured) this week, has among its ‘etceteras’ new decision-making powers for Stormont civil servants. ,
Postponing an assembly election and cutting MLAs' pay were the headline-grabbing functions of the bill the secretary of state, Chris Heaton-Harris, introduced to the Commons on Tuesday. It turned out [...]

It's time to subscribe and see everything

To read the full story