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EDITORIAL: We will all pay the price

 

FACING MELTDOWN…local health services face mounting pressures while our politicians get into the mother of all slagging matches

FACING MELTDOWN…local health services face mounting pressures while our politicians get into the mother of all slagging matches

 

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INTEMPERATE talk by Arlene Foster of a brutal election and equally unhelpful language from Sinn Fein doesn’t augur well for the prospects of a power-sharing coalition properly functioning any time soon.
And while politicians expend their energy slagging each other off the important  business of saving our health service, fighting for a voice in the Brexit negotiations, all the issues that affect ordinary people, are being neglected.
Make no mistake, the man and woman on the street will  pay.
There has been a lot of disinformation and spin emanating from politicians, not least that this election was inevitable. This needs to be nailed on the head: Arlene Foster could have stood down, but didn’t; Sinn Fein could have supported a motion of no-confidence in Foster, but chose not to. Either scenario could have created the conditions for a full inquiry into the RHI scandal rather than an election and a political falling out between the Sinn Fein and DUP that looks likely to set the North back for years to come.


There is now an absolute onus on our politicians to show leadership and do the right thing.

UNIONISTS have hit out at comments by a Sinn Fein councillor who said he ‘would rather have his nails...

Tonight`s meeting takes place at 7pm at The Grange in Omagh

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