Direct rule would be a better option
I AM trying to understand which party has that "strategic leadership" and "financial management" and is prepared to take "difficult" decisions.
From the latest budget announcements I see that we are going to pay £70m per year not to have welfare reform devolved, yet it would cost just £50m to have it devolved and then, potentially, £5m-a-year running costs for an IT system to process the payments.
How does that decision fit into the above self-proclaimed attributes by the First Minister?
So maybe, yes, go to Whitehall and protest - for direct rule.