Two interesting points. One, Peter Robinson accuses the two minor parties of behaving as an opposition already (not wrong in that, but he elides the point that he and Sinn Fein are also behaving as ‘the government’). Two, I think Brid would have a stronger case if she made the argument that going into opposition was to prepare for being a serious government, rather than a serious opposition.
The old Nationalist party tried that for 50 years and got precious little thank for it…
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