Thursday, 5 January 2012


Following on from IJP's argument about the local media and its need to improve, as well as investigation it would help if they got basic facts right.  According to the Irish News' political correspondent, Diana Rusk, the 2011 Belfast City Council result was:

"...a turning point in local government politics when a slump in the unionist vote saw the balance of power switch to Alliance."

Perhaps she was unaware of the 1997, 2001 and 2005 local government elections in Belfast.

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