Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-
“The Secretary of State’s limp statement merely protracts the agony of failure at Stormont. Instead of facing the reality that mandatory coalition can never work, because it retains at the heart of government a party, Sinn Fein, with no interest in making Northern Ireland work, he pretends more time will resuscitate it. He should have switched off the life support.
“By such dithering and serial deadlines he merely damages his own credibility.
“Time to get on with setting a budget and bringing government to this part of the United Kingdom.”