The unionists want to turn back the clock

A new unionist axis is emerging - virulently against the Good Friday Agreement, equality, democratic compromise and continued change in Northern society.

21st September, 2014
The subtext of this crisis has been an explosion in sectarian and even racist attitudes in parts of the North.

The irony of the situation should be lost on nobody this weekend. Just as out of the ruins of a Scottish bid for independence the prospect of new and significant powers being devolved to the North’s power-sharing assembly from Westminster emerges, the storm clouds are gathering rapidly over the institutions established by the Good Friday Agreement. Last weekend, Declan Kearney, the senior Sinn Féin political strategist and founder of their reconciliation process, bluntly told me:...

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