NI Secretary of State resigns

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42608564

    Fantastic. Now we're totally up the river without a paddle!

    Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has resigned from government, the Northern Ireland Office has confirmed.

    It's understood he requires surgery soon for a lung condition.

    Mr Brokenshire took the role in July 2016, replacing Theresa Villiers.

    More to follow.
     
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    I'm sorry he's not well but he clearly wasn't up to the job. Northern Ireland has been without a government for months and he has made next to no difference in making any progress in resolving the issue. He should have been sacked long ago.
     
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    Somewhat ironic that he resigns, legitimately enough on the grounds of health concerns, and yet a Sinn Fein MP refuses to go after mocking victims of one of the IRA's worst atrocities at Kingsmills.

    Doesn't add up somehow.

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