Reg Empy argues that indefinate stalling is only playing into the private agenda ofthe two big parties. He wants everyone back up at Stormont and to “start the clock ticking”:
Sir Reg said that the UUP did not support a rush back to power-sharing with Sinn Fein. The Assembly should be reconvened for six weeks to see if it could strike a deal on devolved government, he said. If, as he suspected, the Executive could not be re-established, then everyone would know where they stood in 2006 and this would clear the decks to explore other options.
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