DUP leader doubts devolution will return in near future

From BBC - March 8, 2018

The leader of the DUP has said she sees little prospect of devolution returning in "the coming weeks or months."

Arlene Foster was speaking in London at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Thursday.

She said that while she wanted to see power-sharing restored her party's focus was on "having decisions made through Westminster."

The Stormont executive collapsed last January in a bitter row over a flawed green energy scheme.

The two parties have failed to find a resolution despite several rounds of talks.

Mrs Foster said regardless of everything she was optimistic saying she was "a glass half full person."

Speaking at the at QEII Conference Centre in London she also talked about the Brexit negotiations with the EU.

The EU published a legal draft of its Brexit withdrawal agreement in February.

'Optimistic, sensible and pragmatic'


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