Open Election Thread (4)…

Some of our commenters seem to have lots to talk about other than the topics of the current stories. To kick it off, can I pitch a question at our Nationalist commenters (though since this is open I hope it doesn’t restrict the conversation). In the past, we have expended gigabites of bandwidth in discussing whether or not some politicians are or are not Unionists. It is often a strangely moveable feast. For instance, BP1078, responding to SouperSoupy‘s note about the total Unionist vote being 47.8% (not including Alliance or the Greens) suggested that “with those kind of figures, time for SF and SDLP to push for an early border poll?” So my question (not necessarily aimed at SS) is “when is someone not a Unionist?”

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