Saturday, May 07, 2005

Is Irish Nationalism to Blame?

Paul over on N.Irish Magyar makes a quite persuasive case that Irish nationalism should take the rap for the fall of Trimble and the demise of Unionism's moderate wing. I objected to this line in the comments thread, but I really can't answer Paul's and David's responses there. Still, I think there's something to be said for the effectiveness of the DUP machine in explaining things. I'll just have to have a think about how much weight should be put on that aspect of things. If I'm awake tomorrow I might try for a longer post.

Update: Oh, and an interesting from the Sociable Geek, on the human impact of the Election. I'd hate to be a politician.

Update 2: More here.

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