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New minority in the North will have to improve its civic manners

Published 01/01/2013 | 17:00

THE trouble for Unionists was not that the Union Jack was 'torn down' from Belfast's City Hall, as they hysterically claimed – it was that it was voted down.

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Unionists no longer dominate the city council and won't again, because, the new census shows, the Protestant people who elect them are now in a minority in the North and in its capital.

The reason one of the placards at the thuggish protests that ruined the city's Christmas read, "Democracy Doesn't Work", is because it does.

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