“if the Maze was not to go ahead..”

The Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister, the DUP’s Edwin Poots, has already speculated about what he could do with the £70million earmarked for any development at the Maze stadium site this year – and Sinn Féin’s Paul Butler responded here. Now the Finance Minister, the DUP’s Peter Robinson, has confirmed that he will bring his decision on the business case to the Executive within three weeks. Presumably before moving into another office in the Executive. Adds More quotes here. From the BBC report.

[Peter Robinson] also said that if the Maze stadium was not given the go-ahead, stadia across NI would be improved. “I don’t think it is sufficient to say that if the Maze was not to proceed that we would walk away and do nothing with it,” he said. “No more is it sensible to say that if the Maze was not to go ahead that we would do nothing with football, rugby and GAA facilities elsewhere.”