There have been many questions posed of nationalists in the aftermath of Saturday’s riot in Dublin, quite rightly focusing on the message such a violent protest to a unionist rally in the nation’s capital sends out to Unionists of all hues, and how counter-productive that demonstration was to the objectives of Irish republicans.
This story in today’s Newsletter perhaps will provide food for thought for many unionists. Demanding government investment in disadvantaged areas, not on the basis of poverty, but on the concentration of protestants has been a DUP theme for the past year. Leading to the poser: What message does that send to nationalists, who presumably will need persuaded to the Unionist cause for the unionist objective of a permanent Union with Britain to be secured?
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