GERRYMANDERING – a word that has been absent from our political lexicon for a while now has made a return.
Sinn Féin has accused Environment Minister, Edwin Poots of trying to gerrymander local government boundaries under the Review of Public Administration.
The Minister says that if Sinn Féin doesn’t sign off on the new councils there may be trouble ahead.
The 26 councils into 11 model has been on the table for a while now, the Minister has cried wolf a few times, as have the Shinners on this issue.
But compared to policing and justice, they have in theory until 2011 to sort this out…loads of time!