“The Conservative-UUP pact offers Northern Ireland two things. Firstly, the genuine chance of achieving the political representation it is due and secondly, of creating Unionism, based not on religion but by employing the best arguments we have – that the combined strength of the United Kingdom is far greater than the sum of all our parts.”
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
The Young Unionist blog carries a decent enough exposition of the UU / Conservative deal’s rationale, laid out by the Chairman of Merseyside Conservative Future, who happens to be from Northern Ireland originally. He contrasts the DUP’s brand of Ulster particularism with unionism offered by the new force which emphasises involvement in UK wide politics.