Johnson to tell Northern Ireland's politicians: 'Get back to work'

Johnson to tell Northern Ireland's politicians: 'Get back to work'

Boris Johnson will urge Northern Ireland's politicians to get powersharing back up and running as the Government seeks to resolve the deadlock with Brussels over post-Brexit trading arrangements. The Prime Minister will travel to Belfast on Monday for a series of crisis talks after the DUP blocked the election of a Speaker at the Stormont Assembly, preventing it from sitting. The move was bitterly condemned by Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill - whose party is now the biggest in the Assembly following elections earlier this month - and other party leaders. Read more: Boris Johnson to visit Northern Ireland amid political crisis Government sources said Mr Johnson will use a series of private meetings to deliver a "tough message" that parties must come together to form an Executive and Assembly if …
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