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Unionism in danger of repeating the mistakes of the past

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Unionists are opposed to the protocol, claiming it undermines Northern Ireland’s place in the UK internal market (Liam McBurney/PA)

Unionists are opposed to the protocol, claiming it undermines Northern Ireland’s place in the UK internal market (Liam McBurney/PA)

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Unionists are opposed to the protocol, claiming it undermines Northern Ireland’s place in the UK internal market (Liam McBurney/PA)

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. About three years ago, unionism and the Orange Order were beginning to make preparations to celebrate Northern Ireland’s centenary and highlight the continuing socio-economic benefits which flowed from remaining an integral part of the United Kingdom.

Plans were made for parades and bunting and dinners and special events; maybe even a few guest speakers of international renown talking up Northern Ireland’s special place within the UK.


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