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direct rule

the name given to the system of governing Northern Ireland during the suspension of the Stormont Parliament from March 1972 until 1999. Executive power was exercised by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and laws on matters with which the Stormont Parliament could deal were made by Orders in Council.
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State governors, usually political appointees of the the ruling federal government, have helped clamp direct rule in states where there has been a 'failure of constitutional machinery'.
BORIS Johnson could have to legislate for Northern Ireland to be placed under direct rule if the Assembly is not restored before Brexit, it has been claimed.
THOSE now advocating that Wales should return to direct rule from Westminster need to be reminded that prior to devolution and after several hundred years of rule from Westminster, Wales has been left the poorest part of the UK.
1972: The Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act came into force decreeing direct rule from London and prompting the resignation of then Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Brian Faulkner.
27 (Petra)-- he Spanish government moved to impose direct rule over Catalonia on Friday, stripping the region of its autonomy less than an hour after its parliament declared independence in a stunning show of defiance to Madrid.
He fled to Belgium in October after Madrid imposed direct rule on the region after his administration declared independence.
Madhav said the security situation in the state had worsened and it should be put under 'governor's rule', or direct rule from New Delhi.
Spain acted to maintain direct rule on Catalonia on Monday after the government objected to the choice of councillors by fervent separatist leader Quim Torra who has vowed to recreate the administration fired by Madrid for declaring independence.
However, Sinn Fein has insisted direct rule from Westminster must on and have is not an option.
Summary: Province will likely return to direct rule from London
Last year, after the Panama Papers releases, Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn proposed that the government impose direct rule on any of its territories that do not comply fully with UK tax laws.
In a speech to parliament, he defended imposing direct rule on