New Westminster election coming on June 8th…

Extraordinary. Looks like we are heading for a new election, but in Westminster not Stormont. Effectively this is a England/Wales election with Scotland as well as Northern Ireland now effectively out of the Westminster picture.

At home, it should have some interesting corollaries too (more of which later from me in tomorrow’s Irish Independent). Sinn Fein’s voter drive will have an early test. Has the DUP had time to change things for it?

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