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Cameron and the UUP: gambling on tradition?

By Brian Semple  

The next few weeks will see the first test of the recently rekindled partnership between the Conservatives and the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP). Reunited after 30 years apart and heralded by David Cameron as a “dynamic political force”, the two parties are finalising plans to field a joint candidate in June’s European election. Yet why get back together now? And how shrewd a move will this prove for the Tories?


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