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NI leaders meet PM over economy

Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson
5bn in cuts across the regions is being sought

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness have met the Prime Minister at Westminster.

Gordon Brown was to put the case for greater efficiencies to the two men. The meeting was also attended by their Scottish and Welsh counterparts.

Mr McGuinness described the discussions as a "work in progress".

The Treasury is seeking 5bn in cuts across the regions, which Northern Ireland Finance Minister Nigel Dodds has pledged to resist.

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