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Opinion: Alliance holds firm against intimidation

We are now just over a week on from the infamous flag vote at Belfast City Council and whilst it is now clear that the Alliance Party will emerge from this with its credibility and reputation greatly enhanced it has come at an enormous cost to its elected members, officers and activists who have been put under intolerable pressure. Now we know what mob rule looks like. If Northern Ireland was a normal society rival politicians would have by now put differences aside and be standing shoulder to shoulder with Alliance in a united front on the side of democracy …

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  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 27th Jun - 6:16pm
    A debate between Daniel Hannon and Sarah Ludford would have been interesting.
  • User AvatarSadie Smith 27th Jun - 6:14pm
    As we all say, entirely understandable good reasons. I do hope the Party and the Parliamentarians have a think about what we expect from the...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 27th Jun - 6:12pm
    theakes 27th Jun '17 - 5:25pm Please see BBC TV Daily Politics 27/6/2017. Frances O 'Grady (TUC) said that they have done research into youthful...
  • User Avatarpaul barker 27th Jun - 6:08pm
    I would have liked a contest but it looks like its not going to happen so lets cancel the "Process" & stop ourselves looking silly....
  • User AvatarArnold Kiel 27th Jun - 6:08pm
    @ P.J. By necessity, the EU is rigid. How could it have engaged in informal pre-notification discussions with the UK outside the contractually provided Article...
  • User AvatarGeorge Kendall 27th Jun - 5:52pm
    If Vince wins, as now seems very likely, he'll be a great leader. But I would have liked a contest. However, family before ambition is...
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