Public Finance

Easy Rider: Public Finance

If there is such a thing as a ‘normal’ finance minister, then Sammy Wilson is definitely not it. Informal, politically incorrect and with an approachability that is decidedly unusual, Northern Ireland’s finance minister is not the model of a modern politician. ‘Sammy’, as he is almost universally known, is a man apart. Visitors to the …

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DUP shakes-up ministerial team: Public Finance

One of Northern Ireland’s most controversial politicians is to become its finance minister.  Environment minister Sammy Wilson outraged environmental campaigners by denying any link between climate change and human activities.  He takes-up the position of finance minister over the summer. Outgoing finance minister Nigel Dodds steps down to concentrate on his role as an MP, …

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