Is a two party stitch up the nearest thing to powersharing we’re likely to get?

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Right, so. Great analysis here from both Newton Emerson (and whoever who does his graphics).

Under Fresh Start there is now a negotiation period for the new Programme for Government of two weeks, but Arlene Foster admitted in February she’s started working on it already (ie before the election).

A two party stitch up. Well, I never?

The big fault with all of the Programme for Government negotiations is that they are done in private and never have targets. Forcing it into a two week window is a start, but if it comes with no targets and no penalties, then….

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