“…let them experience an election or two to reinforce the point.”

Amidst the somewhat giddy (misplaced?)optimism of some, Norman Hamill has provided a timely assessment of the likely consequences of the British Conservative Party’s marriage with the Ulster Unionist Party.
Correctly, Hamill notes how the Conservatives have already been uncermoniously dumped from the 6 counties by unionists in their previous foray into electoral politics here. But Hamill also highlights the contradiction of the Tories presenting themselves as a ‘modern, pluralist party’ yet cosying up to a party who recently sought an electoral alliance (of sorts) with Jim Allister’s Traditional Unionist Voice. What’s that Santayana said about history?