Lining up Arlene or Jeffrey for the Finance Ministry?

The DUP have given notice that Arlene Foster, who was pretty careful yesterday to emphasis just how happy she was at DETI is to take questions on behalf of the Finance Minister Nigel Dodds next Monday… With party needing to make a clean breast of the double jobbing issue, and Dodds being thought to favour Westminster, there’s a guessing game going on as to who will take the folio for the Department of Finance and Personnel. Arlene, as Pete pointed out yesterday is one of the more surefooted media performers in the party. But Jeffrey is also thought to be in the hunt for the top job. But with all the sweetners out, and the bad news (ie cuts) yet to come, it is a grail or a poisoned chalice?


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