EXPRESS: Westminster poised to take CONTROL of Northern Ireland as talks look set to fail AGAIN

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And political experts suggest an agreement is far from secure. University of Manchester politics professor Roger MacGinty said: “I see the prospects of an immediate agreement as low. The fundamental problem is that the DUP and Sinn Fein do not trust each other. 

“In effect direct rule from London is already in place. Despite the zombie politics of deadlock, society is largely functioning as normal: bins are being emptied and schools are open. In a sense, things are too comfortable for a major push towards agreement.

“Theresa May has little interest in Northern Ireland beyond keeping the DUP sweet because of parliamentary arithmetic. Let’s face it, her plate is full with Brexit and clinging onto power. “

Period28 Oct 2017

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  • TitleWestminster poised to take CONTROL of Northern Ireland as talks look set to fail AGAIN
    Media name/outletThe Express
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date28/10/17
    DescriptionAnd political experts suggest an agreement is far from secure. University of Manchester politics professor Roger MacGinty said: “I see the prospects of an immediate agreement as low. The fundamental problem is that the DUP and Sinn Fein do not trust each other.

    “In effect direct rule from London is already in place. Despite the zombie politics of deadlock, society is largely functioning as normal: bins are being emptied and schools are open. In a sense, things are too comfortable for a major push towards agreement.

    “Theresa May has little interest in Northern Ireland beyond keeping the DUP sweet because of parliamentary arithmetic. Let’s face it, her plate is full with Brexit and clinging onto power. “
    URLwww.express.co.uk/news/politics/871925/Westminster-Northern-Ireland-Stormont-direct-rule
    PersonsHugh Macginty

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  • Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

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  • Northern Ireland