That’s the view of SDLP MP Eddie McGrady. He argues that the lack of transparency around their backroom dealings allows both parties maximum power in setting the macro conditions for future politics, with no opportunity for the publics they represent to scrutinise the executive power currently setting legislation over a range of areas.
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