ARE the Ulster Unionists the new MOPEs? Their new leaflet comes across as very ‘them vs us’, buying into that whole zero-sum ‘if they’re getting something, we must be losing it’ mindset that plagues local politics.
There’s no attempt in this unadulterated whingefest to appeal to non-unionists, two mentions of ‘Roman Catholics’ (none of ‘Protestants’) and symbolically jingoistic – so it should work a treat… unless nationalist transfers were being sought.
Perhaps the UUP’s biggest problem here is convincing people that ‘Big House’ unionists are being discriminated against or even care about it that much – perhaps akin to Lady Hermon walking into Harrod’s only to discover no fur coat section? How orful!
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