STREXIT - Strabane wants referendum on relationship with Derry

'STREXIT' was launched in the wake of the E.U. Referendum.
'STREXIT' was launched in the wake of the E.U. Referendum.
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People living in Strabane want a referendum to decide whether to stay or remain part of Derry City and Strabane District Council (D.C.S.D.C.)

The tongue in cheek campaign, which is called ‘STREXIT’ was set-up on Facebook in the wake of the U.K.’s ‘Brexit’ result in last week’s E.U. Referendum.

More than 300 people have joined the online group and their logic for leaving D.C.S.D.C. range from discord with Ulster Scots signs in the Guildhall to the funding of a St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The online discussion is very much tongue in cheek and one of the people who set-up the page suggests she did so “just for fun”.

One ‘STREXIT’ member joked: “Let’s stay in. Sure in a few years one of our councillors will be the Mayor of Derry (God help us all!) and we can change the city’s name to Strabane.”