If Sunak reaches a deal on the Northern Ireland Protocol, he will need it endorsed by DUP politicians with whom he has almost nothing in common.
Didn’t he forsee the marginalisation of his party that would follow the Agreement? And anticipate his own fall from office and power as well as his rise to both? The answers are veiled in mystery because so are his motivations.
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.
Every such criminal claims to have been “driven” to violence. Their excuses must not be indulged.
Direct rule from Westminster is the proper unionist option.
An interview with Iain Paisley that traces his story from paramilitary outsider to First Minister.
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The Rev'd Ian Paisley retires at the General Election. "We will not forget, of course, the price that was paid or the loyalty of those who stood against assassins, but we will forget the awfulness of the days that we have come through. As we move forward, we shall see prosperity in our land. A […]