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DUP confirms it will block election of Stormont speaker today

May 13, 2022 08:05 By News Northern Sound
DUP confirms it will block election of Stormont speaker today DUP confirms it will block election of Stormont speaker today
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The move will mean neither the Executive or Assembly will be able to function properly.

The leader of the DUP has confirmed his party WON'T support the election of a Stormont speaker - when the Assembly meets later for the first time since the election.

The party also won't be nominating a Deputy First Minister - until the UK Government acts on the Northern Ireland protocol.

Westminster's thought to be on the cusp of doing that - with an announcement expected any day now.

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The DUP's move will mean neither the Executive or Assembly will be able to function properly.

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson reckons his strategy - which has been strongly criticised by Sinn Fein and other Stormont parties - will pay off:

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