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Poots has purged Foster’s old team and nominated an ex-spad as First Minister. These do not suggest confidence.
The Nationalists themselves are doing everything they can to minimise their central policy. All the materials for denying their mandate are there.
The Prime Minister’s tour of the United Kingdom sees him square off against nationalists from Sinn Fein, the SNP… and Welsh Labour.
Strengthening Ulster’s bonds with the mainland starts with ending the de facto exile of its unionist politics – if Johnson and Foster have the imagination and will to see it done.
David Shiels: Brexit, Northern Ireland, and borders. Why the DUP may yet break ranks with May – and force a general election
The issue of the backstop is becoming more heated and harder to navigate as time goes by.
The DUP’s Westminster Leader says the Irish border issue is being exploited by people who want “to thwart leaving the EU if they can”.
For all its compromises and ambiguities, it is the only practicable means to hand of giving the province something approaching normalcy.
The DUP leader has not yet shown she knows how to make the strange machinery set up in Stormont work.