Setting up the ‘North Antrim Question’…?

SOME nice manoeuvring in the Lords has brought about the potential end of the unamendable and undemocratic Order in Council, should the Nov 24 deadline not be met. If it isn’t, it means that Westminster laws for Northern Ireland can be amended – rather than accepted wholesale or completely rejected – to take account of local circumstances. It also reduces the ability of the Government to threaten parties here with laws they don’t want – a situation that the DUP would benefit from more than most after a close-run general election.