Wilson warns the water rate subsidy cannot last…

No doubt we’ll have the video tomorrow, but in interview with Julia Paul on tonight’s Hearts and Minds, Finance Minister Sammy Wilson appears to be preparing people for the ending of the water rates subsidy (the one substantive measure agreed by Sinn Fein and the DUP)… There’s simply not the money left in that three year budget… Oh dear… That would be the £1 billion ‘hole’ talked about earlier in the year, that apparently wasn’t there, but is now that Sammy’s had a fresh look (scary monsters ;-)) at Nigel’s books…

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