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The Independent reports the news that David Trimble is to join the Tory benches in the Upper House.  ConservativeHome publicly welcomes a great man to the party and echoes David Cameron’s "admiration for him".  The former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and signatory to the Good Friday Agreement, he was a deserved winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.  His liberal interventionist approach to the conduct of foreign policy will be useful within the increasingly ‘realist’ group of Tory foreign policy thinkers.

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