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Coalition is illogical: TUV leader.

Byline: LESLEY-ANNE MCKEOWN

GOVERNMENT without opposition is absurd and undemocratic, TUV leader Jim Allister has slammed.

In his speech to the party's annual conference yesterday in Cookstown, the North Antrim MLA blasted what he described as the dismal failure of the disconnected power-sharing Executive.

Mr Allister added: "By demonstrating the effect even a one-man opposition can have, we have pushed this issue of democratic deficit up the agenda with others now increasingly conceding that the case for a democratic opposition is unanswerable."

He said his party would continue to be a thorn in the side of the DUP/Sinn Fein coalition and accused the UUP and SDLP of letting themselves be walked over.

After claiming Sinn Fein could do more to tackle dissidents, Mr Allister hit out at the work achieved by the Assembly over the past year and said the Government needed drastic reform.

He rapped: "Bloated with 108 MLAs when half would be enough."

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 18, 2012
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