Tom McGurk: An anti-Brexit pact of Northern convenience

Westminster elections in the North are usually little more than sectarian headcounts. Wise alliances could change that

23rd April, 2017
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The last thing that the faltering talks process in the North needed was a Westminster general election. One doesn’t have to be a historian to recall how, twice in the past, these elections have destroyed carefully constructed domestic political structures.

The 1973 Sunningdale Agreement - the first ever version of power sharing in the North - was barely in operation when the 1974 general election, with anti-power sharing unionists winning 11 of the...

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