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Resignation is the denouement of a leader who could not lead in this changing political landscape

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Arlene Foster. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Arlene Foster. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Arlene Foster. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Arlene Foster's political obituary has been written many times since 2017. That obituary has remained pretty constant though. Arlene Foster will be remembered for her lack of grace, lack of generosity, lack of manners and lack of political vision. Her resignation speech on sharing space is breathtakingly oblivious to her own legacy.

Despite this ignominy she gets to see in the Centenary celebrations in May and handover for the Glorious 12th. She was not in control of the year of her exit, but is in control of the month. But her resignation is the denouement of a leader who could not lead in the context of a changing political landscape for which unionism has had no answers.


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