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Shouldn't party chiefs look to Westminster?

Is this the first time in the history of Northern Ireland that none of the leaders of any of the unionist parties will be standing for election to Westminster, the mother of parliaments?

With Stormont slated for suspension - at least according to some politicians and media commentators - it's not as if the current DUP leader Arlene Foster has anything better to be doing than representing Northern Ireland at Westminster - especially during these crucial Brexit negotiations.

Is she perhaps not welcome at Westminster?

I think you'll have to admit that it doesn't exactly demonstrate whole-hearted commitment to the Union with Great Britain when the leader of "the lead party of unionism" doesn't want to represent Northern Ireland at Westminster.

It's a curious situation, don't you think?

bernard j mulholland

Belfast

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