Sometimes it’s hard being a unionist

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman, and these days, nearly all the time, it’s harder to be a unionist. No matter what way they turn, what pose they strike, the consequences seem to be disastrous. The coming election is a fine example. The tag of arrogance was hung round the DUP neck during the […]

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A PROBLEM SHARED

Apparently unionists worry about certain things. They are unsure whether or not some Irish Nationalists really want local government to succeed. They are dubious that republicans might want this to fail even though Martin MCGuinness attempted everything short of walking -on -water to prove to them that he wanted it to work. Unionists have some […]

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‘The Tories and DUP now directly threaten entire basis of the Good Friday Agreement’ by Declan Kearney

This time 20 years ago the fledgling Irish peace process was in deep trouble and on the verge of complete collapse. The failure of the then Tory government to embrace the opportunities created by the IRA ceasefire and to commence meaningful negotiations brought about the collapse of the ceasefire. Only when new governments were elected […]

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How important is it that Gavin and Mark’s bums press the Commons benches?

Yesterday saw the first edition of the BBC’s Sunday Politics since the general election was called. As usual Andrew Neil allowed  a brief period during which the lesser regions of the UK were set loose to conduct their own amusing little discussions. You wouldn’t instinctively think of the DUP’s Gavin Robinson and the SDLP’s Mark Durkan as allies-in-argument. Gavin […]

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