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Executive should control NI's taxes

THE ongoing controversy over cuts to the Executive's budget and the demands for the resignation of Health Minister Edwin Poots over enforced health cuts points to the necessity for Westminster to stand aside and allow the democratically elected Peter Robinson and the Executive to take control of tax revenue raised in the six counties and, indeed, to set budgets for it.

Belfast, Portadown and Derry are not priorities for the Government of David Cameron. They are for Peter Robinson, Martin McGuinness and the Executive.

It's time democracy was given true expression in Ireland.

KEELA FREELEY

Co Wexford

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