I’ve got a feeling we’re going to see some real campaigning in this electio, not just the going through motions thing we’ve seen in the first three since the restart in 2007. Mike Nesbitt in The News Letter:
“If you go back to Carson, in 1920 as this country was being developed, Carson stood up in the Commons and said ‘you’ll only succeed if there are no factions, no sections’.
“You’ll only succeed if you have got good government, fair government and honest government for all the people.
“And if we don’t do that, that is the existential threat to Northern Ireland – if unionism fails to live up to the values that were established nearly 100 years ago by Edward Carson.
“And I am not seeing those values over the last 10 years in the Northern Ireland Executive.”
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