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.”
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