Westminster imposes budget on Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland secretary of state James Brokenshire says local civil service will run out of money if he does not pass law

Northern Ireland has taken a significant step towards transferring political power back to London with the secretary of state James Brokenshire imposing a budget on the region.With the main political parties in the Stormont assembly unable to reach a deal to restore power-sharing in Belfast, Brokenshire has drawn up a regional budget to keep devolved ministries financially solvent. Brokenshire has warned that the local civil service will run out of money if he does not pass a budget into law ...