Just putting together that last piece, I belatedly discovered Sinn Fein has resumed the capital D spelling of the Deputy First Minister (compare December and more recently, where Deputy First Minister or generic references to the First Ministers is commonplace. Not sure exactly when it was changed, but it now applies to official documents and news releases at OFMDFM, whereas it didn’t in early January.
Looks like someone’s been rather cleverly getting all their ducks lined up in a row for election time…
– See also The End of Community Designation…
– And Mark Devenport on Joint First Ministers…
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