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Sir Reg’s vision to be commended

Published 28/08/2008

Arlene Foster presents a credible defence of the DUP's decision to remain an independent political party (Belfast Telegraph, August 25).

There is, however, one fundamental flaw in this strategy: it is based on the incorrect assumption that Northern Ireland's place within the Union is secure and that British politicians have a limitless capacity to tolerate the antics of Ulster politicians.

Sir Reg Empey has presented a vision for the future of the Union which aims to counter the appeal of all-Ireland parties and resist the possibility of revived English Nationalism. There are many risks involved, but they are risks that are worth taking.

DAVID C SHIELS

Cambridge

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