An under-informed London media is allowing the province to be cruelly misrepresented. Ulster voices are the only antidote.
Posts Tagged: Ulster Unionists
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.
The manifesto makes collapsing devolution far less tempting for Sinn Fein and could give unionists the confidence and breathing space to reform.
The Union rests on a bedrock of overwhelming economic logic, but it should be so much more. Let the Prime Minister channel Joe Chamberlain.
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: Brokenshire sets Good Friday deadline for talks as UUP elect new leader; and Welsh Tories regain second place as Reckless ‘re-rats’ from UKIP.
Also: Brokenshire insists restoring Ulster devolution remains the focus; Sturgeon may try to defy May over a referendum; and why not make Gibraltar actually British?
It highlights primarily the increasingly difficulty capital-U Unionism faces appealing to a more diverse, less tribal Northern Ireland.
Also: Davidson bullish as donors step forward to back pro-UK campaign; Plaid suspend AM over bullying claims; and the SNP abandon oil.
They’ve fumbled a strong unionist position into a serious setback. Let it at least provoke a long-overdue shake-up in capital-U Unionist thinking.
Also: Jones wants to turn Britain into a ‘mini-EU’; Ulster goes to the polls tomorrow; and Khan lands himself in hot water with Scottish nationalists.
Also: Tories accused of favouring DUP with Westminster debate; Plaid council faces parent backlash over Welsh-only schooling; and Nesbitt divides UUP by endorsing SDLP.
Also: Sinn Fein tries to win special status for Ulster (by ignoring London); Daisley exposes the SNP’s one-party Scotland; and more.