Result could underpin the future of Stormont

The crushing defeat handed out to the TUV and UCUNF parties showed that unionist voters were supporting stability, writes Brian Feeney in Belfast

8th May, 2010

In Britain, the outcome of the Westminster general election has brought uncertainty and instability, with the possibility of a second election within a year.

Although, on the face of it, the election may also seem to have caused turmoil in unionist circles in the North, paradoxically, the results will ensure greater stability and confidence in the Stormont institutions.

Naturally, everyone will point to the most sensational result of the election - namely, the defeat of...

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