Referendum on flags?
Just putting it out there...as a suggesting a compromise to overcome the flag impasse ...
Parallel to Shadow Council elections
Confined to only the Belfast City Council region i.e. only open to Belfast City electorate
Result is implemented for duration of City Council term from the start of the new council set up.
PR-STV of multiple options including No flags, 365 days, Designated days, both flags, Tricolour, Civic Belfast Flag or simply a run off between designated days and 365 days.
Council is free to discuss policy of flags regardless.
A blanket ban on leaflets or election literature or other election material mentioning the flag or any other flag during election. With Fines on parties or independent candidates who breach this.
Referendum question must be in English, Irish and Ulster Scots, with options of other languages