Business community pushes for political resolution in the North

When Lord Diljit Rana sponsored DUP member Wallace Brown in the House of Lords earlier this year, it was a symbol of the developing relations between the North’s political parties and the business community.

21st October, 2006

In the past, unionists, especially those allied to DUP leader Ian Paisley, sought sponsorship from the ‘old boy network’ of right-wing conservatives - not from a Belfast-based Indian businessman who, over the past few years, has made no secret of his view that the DUP and Sinn Fein need to broker a deal. Within the North’s business community, there is unanimity on the view that there needs to be a deal if the economy is...

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