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We need direct rule, not another election

Unsurprising that Cadogan West (Write Back, March 13) correctly pointed out the complete futility of the Secretary of State calling yet another Assembly election if the present talks fail to reach an agreement.

This policy is rather is like an unlucky gambler who keeps hoping to get a double six at dice.

The Northern Ireland Office must face the facts that, since its establishment, devolved government in Northern Ireland has singularly failed. To keep having elections is just wasting money.

The Secretary of State must now call a referendum on the whole question: do we still want a devolved Assembly?

I, for one, would rather direct rule.


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