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Reconciling Brexit with Unionism—the challenge ahead for our political leaders

They must grapple with both issues together 

By Joanna George  


Is the future of the United Kingdom at risk because the traditional Unionist parties have no explicit vision (manifesto-published or otherwise) about how their commitment to the Union is compatible with their plans for Brexit?

Such an important question is being squashed in the wider general election debate—which makes no sense at all, as Brexit is intrinsically linked with the future of the Union and the future of the Union is intrinsically linked with Brexit. Party leaders must address both in tandem,…

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