DUP, Go Back To Work

After the May, 2022, elections that resulted in Sinn Féin being the largest party, the Assembly met twice but on both occasions the DUP refused to participate in a vote for speaker after which Stormont could not function. The DUP explained its boycott of the Assembly as a form of protest at the NI Protocol and voted against the “Windsor Framework” intended to resolve those problems (Sky News). Various deadlines have passed, a pay-cut is threatened (Belfast Live), but, as it stands currently, there will not be a new Assembly election under January, 2024 (Guardian | BBC).

A Belfast Live poll three weeks ago found that 75% of respondents thought the rules should be changed to allow Stormont to be restored without DUP co-operation.

Council elections take place on May 18th (BBC).

Limavady Road, Londonderry, east of the Caw.

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Copyright © 2023 Andy McDonagh/Eclipso Pictures (ig | Fb)
Camera Settings: f8, 1/400, ISO 800, full size 5472 x 3648

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