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A fire work display

A fire work display

PHOTO OP: DUP top brass Jeffrey Donaldson and Paula Bradley with councillor Dean McCullough at Tigers Bay bonfire earlier in the week

PHOTO OP: DUP top brass Jeffrey Donaldson and Paula Bradley with councillor Dean McCullough at Tigers Bay bonfire earlier in the week

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A fire work display

There was something jarring about the image of besuited unionist politicians beside the Tigers Bay bonfire. 

I might be wrong, but I just can’t picture either Jim Allister or Sir Jeffrey Donaldson gathered around a pile of pallets on waste ground in Belfast on the Eleventh Night.


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