Strange bedfellows as the SDLP and UUP snuggle up

Strange bedfellows as the SDLP and UUP snuggle up
Mike Nesbitt: “Vote Colum and me, and you get a whole new middle ground politics, dedicated to making Northern Ireland work, whatever our different motivations.” Pic: Getty

Can an unlikely mixed marriage of two battered parties revitalise the North’s tired old politics?

It was supposed to be an unremarkable Ulster Unionist Party conference. But but then politics in the North has always been iconoclastic and unpredictable, to put it mildly.

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