Whither unionism, after so grave a setback?

Posted By: March 06, 2017

Today’s unionist leaders face challenges unthinkable to their predecessors such as Lord CarsonSam McBride. News Letter. Belfast. Monday, March 6, 2017Six and a half years ago, Arlene Foster contributed to a series of News Letter essays exploring where Northern Ireland should be on its centenary in 2021.The vision which she articulated then was the antithesis of the campaign […]

DUP and UUP fighting for futures in crisis of their own making

Posted By: March 06, 2017

Arlene Foster and Mike Nesbitt landed themselves in dire straits by misjudging public mood, says Jon Tonge Belfast Telegraph.Monday, March 6, 2017 (Jon Tonge is Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool and co-author of The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest To Power. He is currently co-authoring a study of the UUP,)Where does the DUP go now? To lose […]

Shock result in Foster’s own constituency leaves DUP reeling

Posted By: March 06, 2017

Crocodile comments come back to bite as Sinn Féin benefits from huge turnoutDUP leader Arlene Foster, who had compared republicans to crocodiles during the election campaign, said she hoped for more civility in Northern politics. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty ImagesRodney Edwards. Irish Times. Dublin. Monday, March 6, 2017Sinn Féin’s day came in Fermanagh-South Tyrone on Friday as DUP leader Arlene Foster […]

Case for reunification is overwhelming – Brexit has no upside for North

Posted By: March 06, 2017

Distributed by Irish National “That the Irish Independent —of all Irish newspapers!— should publish an article like this ought to be very revealing to Members of Congress. This newspaper has spent the last 40 years attacking Nationalists and Republicans who stood up for Catholics in Northern Ireland and called for a United Ireland. No Irish […]

Arlene Foster faces revolt as third of DUP MLAs want her to step aside and save institutions

Posted By: March 06, 2017

Suzanne Breen. Belfast Telegraph. Monday, March 6, 2017 Arlene Foster during a moment of contemplation on election nightArlene Foster last night appeared to be digging in her heels and refusing to step aside as the First Minister designate in a move that could risk the future of devolution.Senior DUP sources told the Belfast Telegraph that Mrs. Foster should […]

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