Newton Emerson: Outbreak of non-pact pacts and stand down demands

Former SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell is hoping to retain his seat as an MP in south Belfast. Picture by Mal McCann
Sinn Féin has ordered the SDLP to stand down, although sadly not to dump arms, in North Belfast and Fermanagh and South Tyrone. Let nobody call this a nationalist pact, as that would involve re[...]

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