The heady whiff of march madness

The unionist parties' behaviour during the marching season is like Monty Python without the gags.

13th July, 2014
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Watching unionism in Northern Ireland being sucked into a black hole of its own making is a disturbing and strangely compelling spectacle.

The unionist parties - all of them - are so incensed about restrictions placed upon one parade that they walked out of the only process capable of finding an agreed solution to the entire parading issue. They promised a series of measures in a ratcheted or ''graduated response that will last as long...

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