Friday 22 September 2017

Analysis: Sinn Féin faces fight as defiant Arlene nails her feet to the parliament floor

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds speaking to the media outside Stormont. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds speaking to the media outside Stormont. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
John Downing

John Downing

Arlene Foster survived an IRA bomb attack on her school bus and her father narrowly avoided being killed in an IRA shooting.

No surprise then that she has insisted that she will not be dictated to by Sinn Féin, which wants her to stand aside until the 'cash-for-ash' scheme irregularities are investigated.

For the moment that view is, at least nominally, shared by her Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) parliamentary colleagues.

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