Executive stress?

Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, may be denying an agreement exists to provide £200m extra funding to the NI Executive in return for DUP MPs’ votes, but her denial leaves room for someone else to have discussed the exact terms of any agreement. It’s a rumour which has developed in the aftermath of that Downing St meeting – and the aftermath was also under discussion on the Politics Show today, with UUP leader Reg Empey and SDLP leader Mark Durkan.

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