Oppositional campaign continues

Northern Ireland’s oppositionally-inclined Minister for Health, the UUP’s Michael McGimpsey, is stepping up his campaign for public support in opposition to the Executive’s Draft Budget, telling the BBC’s Politics Show that a proposed new women and children’s hospital could be delayed due to a lack of available funds. Meanwhile his party colleague, Basil McCrea has been telling Mark Devenport that the party may have to do some “hard thinking” about its position in the Executive if the budgetary issues are not resolved.