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I still remember that the DUP's avowed aim is to wreck the GFA. All they have to do is be extra intransigent, knowing that the Tory party will cave to each and every one of their demands, and they presume they will get their happiest dream.

However, this is no longer 1975 and things have changed somewhat; the Republic is now the strong economy and Ulster is the poor relation. Equally, post-brexit, Westminster will no longer be willing to bankroll the apartheid regime the DUP think they can re-introduce and so Ulster faces a hard choice in the medium term. Either allow for sustained and continuing population loss as the young drift across the border in search of work or face the inevitable that the DUP, being an old people's party with nothing to offer Ulster in the 21st century are literally dying off and the time has come for the 6 counties to come home.

Either way, the DUP's short term tactics have destroyed their hopes to achieve their objective

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 08:32:18 AM EST
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