Paralysis has gripped Northen Ireland. But politicians are just looking blithely on | Peter Hain

Power-sharing requires compromise – but the mutual obdurance of Sinn Féin and the DUP is bringing Stormont to its knees. Theresa May needs to step in now

For those who put years of hard work into establishing peace and inclusive self-government in Northern Ireland, it’s been painful to observe how local obduracy and Westminster’s incompetence have brought power-sharing to a halt for nearly a year.

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