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DUP is once again bending the democratic rules to the limit

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DUP representatives Peter Robinson, Gregory Campbell, the late Ian Paisley, Lord Morrow, Jeffrey Donaldson and Nigel Dodds at the St Andrews talks in 2006. Credit: Andrew Milligan

DUP representatives Peter Robinson, Gregory Campbell, the late Ian Paisley, Lord Morrow, Jeffrey Donaldson and Nigel Dodds at the St Andrews talks in 2006. Credit: Andrew Milligan

DUP representatives Peter Robinson, Gregory Campbell, the late Ian Paisley, Lord Morrow, Jeffrey Donaldson and Nigel Dodds at the St Andrews talks in 2006. Credit: Andrew Milligan

Stormont’s system of government is founded on power sharing, partnership — or consociationalism to give it its technical term. Fairness, equity, openness and transparency should be keywords.

From time to time, we need external help, most recently from the British and Irish governments’ publication of the New Decade New Approach document in January 2020.


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