Unionist Unity has been a long term goal

A quick `google` shows Unionist unity talks have been going on for years contrary to recent media articles on the subject.
Here`s a link from 2003 on the BBC in which it is the UUP doing the courting. And another citing Rev Robert Coulter MLA in 2002. Alex Kane who has resigned from the UUP and penned an opinion piece in today`s News Letter wrote a similar, but less harsh piece on unionist unity in 2007.

  • Scaramoosh

    It would seem from events that there are those in the DUP who would prefer (and, may, yet) to go into alliance with the TUV.

  • “A quick `google` shows Unionist unity talks have been going on for years contrary to recent media articles on the subject.”

    Unity talks are contrary to what the Ulster Unionists were telling us only a few weeks ago as we all had to listen to the nonsense, that nobody believed, least of all the UUP themselves, about the ending of tribal politics in Northern Ireland via project UCUNF.

    Had the UUP known that the DUP were about to self destruct, presumably the talks in December would not have taken place, some people like Reginald just seemed to be cursed with extremely bad luck.

  • aquifer

    The Union needs protestant unity like it needs a hole in the head.

    Its like this.

    The GFA, the constitution, guarantees the Union until half the people don’t want it.

    People need to see real advantages in the connection with GB, and it helps if GB does not mind NI either.

    Orange Unionism robs local politics of economic substance and reinforces the preferred SF narrative of catholic suppression and disadvantage. It is a dead albatross around local necks, it looks stupid and it stinks. GB glance at it and turn swiftly away. Young people with brains leave it behind.

    The Tory link was inspired, but the UUP prefer putting things around their neck to show their ‘distinctiveness.’

    Very distinctive, but not British at all.