A shot across the DUP’s bows?

At a recent Orange Order meeting Grand Secretary Drew Nelson attacked the government for its failure to engage with the Institution on a range of issues and argued that Northern Ireland remains a cold house. While his comments were aimed at government was it also meant as a shot across the DUP’s bows? The lack of concrete proposals on parades in the St Andrews Agreement is known to have caused dissatisfaction. The government inaction even on those modest proposals has done little to ease that especially comparing the speed with which government took forward nationalist demands of the Human Rights Forum and Irish Language Act consultation. Now one of the modernising voices in the Order highlights a series of other issues, all of which were contained in the DUP’s equality and confidence building measures document, that have not so far not been delivered.


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