Only time to post the news item:
The Ulster Unionist Party has confirmed it won’t back the draft budget for Northern Ireland, which was unveiled in December and outlined £4bn in spending cuts.
“Due to the high level of unknown outcomes based on limited information and aspirational claims, the Ulster Unionist Party is unable to endorse the draft Budget proposal,” a spokesman said.
The decision has been condemned as “gross hypocrisy” by Finance Minister Sammy Wilson.
“I wish we had more money but the reality is that the UUP’s friends in the Tories have slashed our budget,” he said.
This is an opposition stance. It seems the UUP has chosen the battlefield, but do they have a battle plan? How far will sound management and credibility on finances determine the outcome of the election?