Via Newshound, in the Sunday Times Liam Clarke identifies the black hole in the
budget programme for government following NI Finance Minister the DUP’s Sammy Wilson’s admission of a £370million shortfall in next year’s budget as we head into stormy economic weather. From the Sunday Times article
The two big parties delayed this admission because it meant conceding that many of their manifesto promises cannot be kept. If they implement what’s been set out in the programme for government, the administration will go broke or fall apart. The first test of their fitness to govern will be their ability to retreat, to lower expectations and and to adjust their policies to the new realities. They may well fail.