DUP success built on disillusion with process

Chris Gilligan points out that the continuing success of the DUP does not represent a hardening of Protestant attitudes towards Catholics, so much as disillusion with the apparently endless peace process. He points out that: “If expecting the IRA to disarm before Sinn Fein can be considered a democratic party is an extremist position, then many of those who voted ‘Yes’ in the referendum on the 1998 peace agreement are extremists”.