Ford is a coward, says Wilson in spat over Stormont funds

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The DUP has accused Justice Minister David Ford of being “afraid to stand up to Sinn Fein” as Executive wrangling about spending cuts continues.

This week the DUP and Sinn Fein reached outline agreement on the much-delayed June monitoring round – where Executive departments hand back unspent funds to the finance department for redistribution.

But on Thursday the Alliance leader criticised the deal, claiming that it had been crafted to shield the DUP and Sinn Fein’s departments from budget cuts necessary as a result of Treasury fines for Stormont’s refusal to make a decision on welfare reform.


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