Political orphaning of moderate unionism is source of wonder and despair.

And for your delectation, another Newton Emerson bullseye

The political orphaning of moderate unionism has been a particular source of wonder and despair. What party represents the vast majority of unionists — those who are not Orangemen, bandsmen, gunmen, Bible-bashers, flag-flyers, bonfire-builders or all the other overlapping little constituencies that unionist politicians never dare to disappoint?

What party can represent the 400,000 “garden centre” Protestants who refuse to vote, or appeal to any Catholic “economic unionists” who might just accept a British province that treated them with respect? How has such a substantial need for representation not been met for almost a century?