Building a new future will require a willingness to compromise

Seismic changes in Britain have huge implications for both parts of Ireland – and everyone in the North should prepare for some give and take

22nd December, 2019
Building a new future will require a willingness to compromise
Nigel Dodds was a surprise casualty of the British election, losing his North Belfast seat to John Finucane, son of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane. Picture: PA Wire

In the summer of 2012, when I was dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ulster, I sat in a hotel in Beijing with a senior DUP minister in the Stormont government. We were there together to help unlock Chinese investment in the teaching of Chinese in the North. We believed this had the potential to unlock foreign direct investment (FDI) for the North. We got the funding, because politicians from all...

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