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Malachi O'Doherty

Time the middle ground made a stand for what they want

Malachi O'Doherty


For too long they have sat at the back as others made big calls

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View: UUP leader Doug Beattie

View: UUP leader Doug Beattie

View: UUP leader Doug Beattie

Doug Beattie told me in an interview for Fortnight magazine that he believes that a Sinn Féin led government in the Republic would put paid to the idea of a border poll for a few years.

The thinking is that middle grounders in the North, who will be needed to carry such a vote, don’t want to be governed by Sinn Féin, so they would be spooked by Mary Lou McDonald becoming Taoiseach.


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