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Ulster peace process 1 9th June 2008

David Trimble’s objection to the British government’s handling of the Northern Ireland peace process (June) is essentially that it did not take the side of the Ulster Unionist party (UUP). But the key to the British government’s success was its policy of neutrality, which made the status of Northern Ireland a democratic question solely for its own people. Trimble complains that the British government was not hard enough on Sinn Féin, but republicans argue that the agreement was fudged to save Trimble and the UUP from the growing electoral strength of the “extremist”…

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