NI Conservatives economy spokesman Johnny Andrews has warned that Unionist parties risk throwing away years of progress if the institutions of the Good Friday Agreement collapse. With the Northern Ireland economy now suffering 8 months of paralysis, the need for a stable, coherent government is urgent.
Andrews said: “It is a pity UUP didn’t exit the Executive earlier, when the institutions were stable, rather than in this opportunistic and grandstanding manner."
‘‘We must consistently work towards implementation of Stormont House, which includes the provisions for opposition structures and devolution of corporation tax. We recognise that the institutions are not working properly at the moment but they need reformed - not crashed.”