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Robinson setting out the parameters for his ‘pluralist’ legacy in 2021?

Mon 26 November 2012, 9:44am

Tweet So one of the big set pieces of the weekend was Peter Robinson’s claim was that a majority of Catholics now (ie, right now) would prefer to stay with Britain than take their chances in what (as Ruarai points out in the comments zone) remains a hugely undefined united Ireland. On the face of […] more »

Know your members: the DUP launches a significant membership survey (proposed & run by university researchers)

Sun 25 November 2012, 5:11pm
DUP 2012 membership survey front page

Tweet Update: A few clarifications from the DUP: “the researchers approached us and it is a funded research programme to costs party nothing”. The funding is from the Leverhulme Trust. The questions were drafted by the researchers around a year ago, building on previous work with the Orange Order. - – - Membership survey forms […] more »

DUP conference: dogmas, Mexican bandits, turkeys, opposition, outreach #dup12

Sat 24 November 2012, 11:36pm
DUP Nigel Dodds shadow

Tweet The DUP is undeniably changing. Ten years ago who would have thought that purveyors of the trade organisation representing sellers of the devil’s buttermilk – Pubs of Ulster – would be sponsoring a drinks reception at the DUP conference? Who would have predicted that a Irish government minister would be welcomed to the DUP […] more »

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