Is the UUP at a low ebb or in terminal decline?

Is the UUP at a low ebb  or in terminal decline?

The UUP can no longer hide from its own contradictions. To survive, it must either offer a credible alternative, or face a merger

As the centenary of Northern Ireland fast approaches, the once invincible Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) is facing the real possibility of extinction.

For over 50 years it never lost an election, seeing off challenges from across the political spectrum. The 1972 proroguing of Stormont did not challenge its stranglehold on political power, which continued throughout the period of the Troubles.

Following the Good Friday Agreement and the development of the peace process, however, this predominance gave way...

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