Category Archives: Good Friday Agreement

NILT survey trends show bad news for Unionism

Yesterday, the 2009 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey was published on Ark.  It reveals a very sharp decline in support for unionism.  In response to the question, “Generally speaking, do you consider yourself as a unionist, nationalist or neither?” the … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of the Northern Ireland Labour Party

The idea of having a political party which is neutral on Northern Ireland’s sovereignty is not a new one.  The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland moved from a position of being a non-sectarian unionist party to one of being neutral … Continue reading

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Why the Conservatives will always be regarded in a poor light for direct political involvement in Northern Ireland

One of the criticisms made of the Conservative Party has been that having a party political interest in Northern Ireland prevents them from dealing with Northern Ireland in a “neutral” manner.  Shortly after the announcement of the pact with the … Continue reading

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The future will be NICER with a new Northern Ireland Centre-Right party

To those of you who might know me, I ran a blog called Tory Story NI. I started writing posts on that blog just after the announcement of the Conservative – UUP pact that was the UCUNF project. There were … Continue reading

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