Rearguard action against Westminster ‘blackmail’…

OPPONENTS of ‘orders in council’ – laws forced on Northern Ireland by Westminster without any changes permitted – have won a small victory in the House of Lords. It could mean the Government will wield less legislative leverage in future negotiations, and could find it harder to use the threat of imposing unpopular laws here to move the NI process forward, such as the Education Bill, which unionists are deeply opposed to and regard as blackmail.

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