Blog: Once unionists accept the Brexit deal, we can all finally move on – The Times

The typically tepid reaction of the Democrat Unionist Party to the Windsor framework has ensured that once again a sense of déjà vu permeates the politics of Northern Ireland.

It was ever thus. Since as far back as the Sunningdale agreement of 1973, every single tortuous move toward a type of normal politics has been met with thunderous accusations of constitutional betrayal from unionism.

Ian Paisley Jr’s immediate jibe that the framework doesn’t cut the mustard and that Rishi Sunak’s Conservative government should have pushed the EU for a better deal was the latest in a series of “Ulster says no” reactions which have tormented Irish, British and European politicians and diplomats for decades.

Ian Paisley Sr was the architect of “Ulster says no”

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