Thursday February 27, 2020

Protesters left behind in a loyalist state of mind

The political slow-learners of unionism who have been taking to the streets in the flag protest are finding out just how powerless they are, writes Tom McGurk.

13th January, 2013
'It will be the cause of unionism and its politics in general, and not the peace process, that will have been most damaged by what has happened over the last six weeks'.

In the cold January dark, at 7.55 last Wednesday morning, the international press who had got out of their beds gathered outside Belfast City Hall to film the union flag being raised.

As the two men from Belfast City Council slowly raised the flag, a scene that would be shown on screens across the globe was being shot.

Wednesday was the Duchess of Cambridge's birthday and one of the 15 designated days on which the flag...

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