The inner constellations of Unionism appear to be changing. Has the DUP always been anti agreement (as opposed to anti Belfast Agreement)? I’m not so sure as David Vance (in his conversation with Gonzo) that they have been. Despite appearances, Ian Paisley’s political project has always been rigourously pragmatic, and in the past he’s shown himself capable of contemplating all manner of solutions outside the box.
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