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Sam McBride

As MLAs unite, the DUP laments David Trimble - the man it once denounced as a traitor

Sam McBride

David Trimble was the man who lost some of his friends, lost his seat and saw his party lose its position at the head of unionism rather than abandon the Belfast Agreement.

But today demonstrated how, despite all that he lost, Trimble’s vision won. MLA after MLA, many of whom had been his bitter opponents in life, stood up in the Assembly chamber to not only praise, but in several cases to identify themselves with his ideals in a way which once would have been shocking.

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