Interesting distincion in the thrust of two initiatives within Nationalism. With the launch of the SDLP’s North South Makes Sense campaign, which launched yesterday and will culminate in a major conference on 7th October in Derry the emphasis is on make two separates work together. Sinn Fein on the other hand with its Preparing for an Ireland of Equals conference in November in Monaghan has a greater rhetorical emphasis on unification. We’ll keeping an eye out for outputs from both events.
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