Think Tank argues direct rule is only option

Democratic Dialogue has argued in a new report that the gulf between Sinn Fein and the DUP is too wide, and with none of the secondary being prepared to ante up for a compromise voluntary coalition it sees little alternative to prolonged direct rule.

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