There remains a cancer at the heart of political unionism and it is called sectarianism – By Jim McVeigh

If you thought it had disappeared, think again. Almost eight years up close and personal with political unionism in Belfast City council taught me an important lesson, Unionist sectarianism has not disappeared. It has merely adapted and refined its language. Now let me say clearly, not every political unionist is a sectarian bigot. There are…

With rights holders already losing about 15-0, will the two governments step up to their own responsibilities in the talks? – By Daniel Holder

As the talks on the restoration of power-sharing have ‘intensified’, the most unhelpful zero-sum prism for measuring any outcomes is the notion that any one party’s ‘demands’ cannot be seen to prevail over others. Not only does this distract from the merits of each issue, but it also presents the status quo as some sort of level…

Where is Unionism going with ‘no bell on its bike?’ – By Terry Wright

With media focus shifting to the ongoing party leadership tussle at Westminster, the results of recent local government and European elections continue to reverberate, as commentators and pro-union activists with a presence on social media and print, debate the potential of an emerging ‘liberal unionism’, and possible creation of a liberal unionist political party. Views…

Talks – a ‘No Deal’ is reckless and let it be registered an outcome which we Northern Irelanders do not deserve or want – By David McNarry

Congratulations to Naomi Long MEP. Excuse my confusion though in how being neither a unionist or a nationalist fits into Brexit . Neutrality along these lines is a deceptive mist spraying the elitist liberals with fairy dust . When Naomi openly declares to be either British or Irish the luvvie concept of neutrality is a…

The maintenance of the Union is no longer solely in the gift of political unionism – by Terry Wright

Results in the local government elections and those for the European Union suggest that it will no longer be maintained by Union Flag -clad tables in Orange Halls, over-playing of the Constitutional card, ambivalence towards communal criminality and bonfire vandalism, the denial of equal rights and cultural diversity, the demonization of life-styles that do not…