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Nationalists need to be concerned about the SDLP's opposition decision

Colum Eastwood's explanation for the SDLP's decision relied on meaningless buzz phrases about "constructive opposition"
IN  the main political parties exist to achieve political power. Some political parties pursue political power as an end in and of itself. Others pursue power to effect change and for some parties the achievement of power provides an opportunity to help change the lives of people who are powerless, poor or live on the margins of life. Rarely do parties unilaterally and willingly give up power without a struggle. So the events at the north's assembly last week are nothing but bizarre when considered in that setting. We witnessed the Ulster Unionists, the SDLP and the Allian[...]
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