11/11/2020

NI Executive Talks End Without Decision

The NI Executive has failed again to reach an agreement for a next move when the current 'circuit breaker' lockdown ends on Thursday 12 November.

A decision was expected on Monday, however talks ended without agreement. Further discussions were held on Tuesday, but it is understood they also ended without the executive deciding what to do next.
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According to reports, the DUP blocked a two week extension of the current restrictions.

Speaking on BBC's Good Morning Ulster programme, First Minister Arlene Foster said: "There will be excess deaths if we continue with the restrictions or if we take no decisions at all, so let's have the whole picture out in the open."

The Executive is expected to begin talks again at 12.30 today, Wednesday 11 November.

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