Eric Waugh dissents from direct rule being the source of our collective ills and questions the willingness of our local parties to take tough decisions:
“One reason we now face a brutal collision with higher rates, water charges and closing schools is that the Executive and the Assembly, when in office, brazenly funked facing these problems – because they knew each of them would involve taking unpopular decisions.”
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