“Executive has done everything it can..”

The Northern Ireland Executive may have done everything it can to assist the Presbyterian Mutual Society [PMS] following the run on the Society by its own members in Oct/Nov last year. And the NI Enterprise Minister, the DUP’s Arlene Foster, has certainly done all she could – by creating a new, and specific, legislated administration option. Whether there is, as the BBC report the Minister saying, a “moral duty” on the UK Treasury to “act now to assist the members” of the PMS is another matter entirely – even if, as Will Crawley noted, “the future is bleak for PMS”.