Tom McGurk: An anti-Brexit pact of Northern convenience

Tom McGurk: An anti-Brexit pact of Northern convenience

Westminster elections in the North are usually little more than sectarian headcounts. Wise alliances could change that

The last thing that the faltering talks process in the North needed was a Westminster general election. One doesn’t have to be a historian to recall how, twice in the past, these elections have destroyed carefully constructed domestic political structures.

The 1973 Sunningdale Agreement - the first ever version of power sharing in the North - was barely in operation when the 1974 general election, with anti-power sharing unionists winning 11 of the then...

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