It may be a measure of the successful modernisation of Unionism that a so-called hardliner like Bob McCartney can argue in today’s Belfast Telegraph:
Everyone accepts the requirement for cross-community power sharing. Equality together with civil and human rights is not an issue. But a party which, after seven years, is still completely immersed in political and social terror and widespread criminality, has no place now or in the future in Archbishop Brady’s “Modern Democracy”.
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