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Direct rule for Northern Ireland is only cure for blundering politicians

I disagreed with Eamonn McCann MLA in the Assembly debate of December 19, when he asked the Speaker to dissolve the Assembly and to hold new elections.

With Mr McCann's quick wit, what he should have called for the Prime Minister to prorogue the Assembly and introduce direct rule - as Ted Heath did in 1972.

The present shambles, predicated by the introduction of the atrociously expensive wood-burning fuel scheme, must stop.

It must by now be evident that the people are poorly served by those they have chosen to elect.

While direct rule may not be perfect, governance would be greatly enhanced.

Even Mr McCann must agree it is time for the turkeys to vote for Christmas.

M W WOODS

Bangor, Co Down

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