Direct rule was premised on an optimistic scenario. Stormont would be prorogued for one year, during which time Westminster would assume control of the government of Northern Ireland while discussions between all parties to the Ulster problem were pursued to resolve it. From April 1972 onwards attempts were made to establish common ground between them.
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