Also: Sturgeon follows May to offer ‘relaunch’ of government; separatist MPs join Soubry’s Continuity Remain caucus.
Posts Tagged: Sinn Fein
The row over the DUP fits into a long and inglorious tradition of mainland approbation towards, and ignorance of, Ulster Unionists.
Also: Welsh Government want you to tell them how they can tax you into a better person; donor transparency for Ulster; and SNP shielded from EU fine by London.
Also: Green candidate mounts legal challenge to Conservative/DUP deal; and Adams comes as close to admitting Brexit hasn’t sold unionists on breaking with Britain.
Iain Duncan Smith: My message to Tory colleagues. The Prime Minister stands between Britain and Corbyn. So let’s get behind her.
If we look into the abyss, we will find it looks back at us – clad in a cropped grey beard and a Lenin hat and dressed in Marxist ideology.
Jeffrey Dudgeon: I’m Northern Ireland’s best-known gay rights campaigner. And I see no problem with a Tory-DUP deal.
I was instrumental this year in getting the gay pardon legislation extended to Northern Ireland. Significantly, this was accomplished with the assent of the DUP.
Plus: An apology on behalf of the pundits, the press, the pollsters, the politicians and the parties for calling this election utterly, totally and completely wrong.
The manifesto makes collapsing devolution far less tempting for Sinn Fein and could give unionists the confidence and breathing space to reform.
Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.
The general election may have put the latest crisis on hold, but the dominance of Stormont’s ‘big two’ will keep causing problems.
The DUP, UUP, and SDLP all have seats they could lose in the right circumstances. Sinn Fein probably don’t.
Also: why the Prime Minister is playing for time on a second Scottish independence referendum; and veteran Welsh MP says her support for devolution ‘a mistake’.
Perhaps voters are waiting to see the outcome of the negotiations, or maybe the economic reality of Ulster’s reliance on Great Britain is key to swing voters.
Garvan Walshe: McGuinness – a planner and executor, we should remember today, of attacks on our democracy
Every such criminal claims to have been “driven” to violence. Their excuses must not be indulged.
It highlights primarily the increasingly difficulty capital-U Unionism faces appealing to a more diverse, less tribal Northern Ireland.