Ben Lowry: Mixed signals on tough decisions from Stormont

First Minister, Arlene Foster, deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, Health Minister, Michelle O'Neill and Professor, Rafael Bengoa pictured at Stormont.''Professor Rafael Bengoa, presented a report to the Executive, 'Systems, Not Structures: Changing Health and Social Care.'''Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
First Minister, Arlene Foster, deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, Health Minister, Michelle O'Neill and Professor, Rafael Bengoa pictured at Stormont.''Professor Rafael Bengoa, presented a report to the Executive, 'Systems, Not Structures: Changing Health and Social Care.'''Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
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After May’s Stormont election, I said that if the DUP and Sinn Fein did not now take tough NHS decisions, despite their re-elections, they never would, writes Ben Lowry.

This week they stood together on health reform, which suggests they will do what’s needed.

But they also backed Claire Sugden’s reversal of a tough Alliance decision on court closures.

• Ben Lowry (@BenLowry2) is News Letter deputy editor

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