Rapid response to dissent in the ranks

The BBC are reporting that the Sinn Féin MLA for Mid Ulster Francie Molloy has been suspended from the party, pending a disciplinary hearing, for speaking out, on BBC radio earlier today, against the 7 super councils – as announced by Peter Hain today and officially endorsed by SF. Although the BBC note, in particular, his role as a councillor, Francie Molloy, MLA, is also the current SF Mayor of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council, as well as previously holding the position of Chair of the Finance Committee in the devolved Assembly. Update Just heard Francie Molloy on UTV describing support for the 7 super councils as “endorsing gerrymandering”.