Saturday, 8 May 2010

Unionism? Us? "England's difficulty" and the DUP.

Well, eight of them were returned to Parliament, but is there a scrap of genuine unionism in any of them?

BBC correspondent Mark Simpson describes a senior DUP member telling him that "England's difficulty could be Ulster's opportunity" in the aftermath of the election results. There's not really any need to go further is there?

That's what 'unionism' appears to have become in Northern Ireland.

The DUP likes to evoke World War 1 in its literature. In fact Jimmy Spratt produced a tasteless leaflet in advance of the election likening a vote for him to "going over the top". Let's remember the words of Edward Carson, when war broke out in Europe.

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