Brown will put NI on the back burner…

Mark Hookham with a possible future scenario of Brown Premiership, it seem Northern Ireland is not likely to feature highly in his planned first 100 days of shock and awe policy assault. Thereafter, presumably, Northern will likely drift back into pre-1968/9 obscurity.

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