Trimble: triggering debate

It seems that no one individual can inspire comment and debate to the extent that David Trimble can. The Newsletter calls for a wider debate, suggesting:

“Opinion-shapers in the Republic and nationalists in Northern Ireland have, so far, been restrained in their reaction: their focus is on how the Stormont institutions might be restored, and they will not allow what appears to them as a party-political side-issue to generate a row with the Ulster Unionist leader.”

“That is, perhaps, a pity. The Republic is sufficiently mature as a democracy and confident in its modern Europe-focused identity and in its powerful ethnic relations with the United States, to engage in an interesting debate.”