Saturday February 29, 2020

Unionism wanders down a cul-de-sac

Unionist politicians don’t seem to know what’s good for them, nor the importance of making the Assembly work

27th September, 2015
Peter Robinson, DUP leader, speaks to the media outside Stormont Castle Picture: PressEye

Driving across the North these days is a revelation. Everywhere the dividends of the Peace Process are visible in a thousand little signs: the new shopping centres, the busy traffic-filled towns, the obvious de-militarisation. Police officers can walk the streets, but the thousands of hand-searchers outside the shops, as well as the circling Land Rovers and Saracens have disappeared.

Everywhere, a whole new generation is growing up who have only ever known peace. The new...

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