Northern Ireland continues to worry Britain. Despite endless discussions, the political parties in power have still not managed to form a coalition government. According to the agreement on Good Friday, the DUP and Sinn Féin must share the power of their decentralized administration, a system that ended three decades of violence in the region. Belfast has only a few hours to get out of this political stalemate.
If an agreement is reached on Monday, October 30, James Brokenshire will return to London to ratify the new North Irish executive. But if the nationalists and unionists still cannot form a coalition, the executive power “devolved” to Belfast could be suspended and the direct management of the province by the British government will be restored.
A solution that both parties want to avoid at all costs, but still remains very likely.
The Sinn Féin nationalists had imploded the Stormont government last January demanding the departure of Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), because of his disastrous management of the business grant program to support renewable energies. could cost more than 500 million euros to Northern Ireland.
But there are many tensions between the two parties that disagree on such fundamental issues as marriage for all, learning the Irish language, and even Brexit since Sinn Féin has campaigned to stay in the country. EU, unlike the DUP.