Talking to a friend early who said every road unionism takes leads back inevitably to the liberal outlook of O’Neill on an inclusive society, and every road a nationalist takes leads back to an accommodation with their neighbours. Some proof of that Queens tonight, when a motion to keep the Students Union a neutral venue was endorsed 2,596 to 409.
The Union’s border poll was a lot closer, but was lost 1,285 votes to 1,264 despite a DUP boycott of the poll. Back to the drawing board for some basic question perhaps?
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