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The DUP is quite likely to cave in over ‘regulatory alignment’. Here’s why they should not

9 December 2017

9:00 AM

9 December 2017

9:00 AM

I’m afraid I have a deep faith in the Democratic Unionist Party’s capacity to cede an issue of principle in return for more gold, baubles, Renewable Heat Incentives etc. It may well give in, after receiving some bung, in a few days. But its resistance, at the time of writing, to the idea of ‘regulatory alignment’ with the Republic, seems wholly justified.

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