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N. Ireland Government on Hold as Protocol Deadlock Remains

  • DUP won’t take part in government until Brexit issue resolved
  • Failure to elect speaker means no executive can be formed
The Parliament Buildings, often referred to as Stormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

The Parliament Buildings, often referred to as Stormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

Photographer: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/Bloomberg

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Northern Ireland’s devolved government remains effectively suspended after a move to elect speakers to the Assembly failed amid a stand-off over Brexit.