Derry name change

Reader Ian makes an observation on the Derry name plebiscite issue. He states that he is in favour changing the official name from Londonderry to Derry, but:

“The argument in favour [of the plebiscite] is that the people should decide, and not accepting this is ‘anti-democratic’. But do people follow this through? Should 80% of the population of Derry (which notably would also be the proportion in an all-Ireland state) get to make 100% of decisions? Was not the problem for 51 years that 65% of the population got to make 100% of the decisions?”

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