Government comes out of suspended animation…

To deal with a real world problem. After months of stalemate and inaction in the Executive, it seems two DUP ministers have consulted and agreed an ex officio plan to deal with the flooding from the weekend. The problem, as Michael has suggested, may be that executive approval is needed for anything that covers the remit of two or more executive departments? Which would actually require an executive meeting. Interesting… That could make for an interesting call for the DFM…

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