DUP: seven council model was nascent repartition….

Peter Weir reckons that the proposed seven council system (there was even a suggested refinement to six) would have been an effective repartition of Northern Ireland. No word yet what’s coming out the other end of this local review yet, but it seems likely that the seven council model, initially favoured by Sinn Fein and the NIO will not survive

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