The Tories are here, the Tories are here…

I’ve some collected thoughts on the deal between the Ulster Unionists and the British Tory party over at Brassneck. As I note over there the task will neither be as arduous as some of the party’s local critics believe (and there’s already a fair amount of political hackery going on in the comment zone here on Slugger), nor as easy as the merger’s proponent are keen to suggest. As with Scotland and Wales, the Westminster front will be focused on tight and limited targets…

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