Derry name change?

Having had their motion defeated in council, Sinn Fein move on to the second phase of what increasingly looks like a concerted strategy, especially in view of the fact that Sinn Fein refused to support an SDLP compromise motion allowing both names.

The latest is a call for a local plebiscite on the potential name change. Although, as the Daily Telegraph pointed out yesterday, the power to change the name officially lies with Westminster, there is little doubt that such a poll of people within the City boundary would return a serious majority for change.

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