Alex Kane: For unionism, it's 1985 all over again

Unionist leaders in 1985, including Ian Paisley of the DUP and Jim Molyneaux of the UUP, led the 'Ulster says no' campaign against 1985's Anglo-Irish Agreement. The support they hoped for in House of Commons votes never materialised – an echo of how little support there was for the DUP's position in this week's Stormont brake vote
ON November 26 1985 I had a chat with Jim Molyneaux, leader of the UUP. He was preparing for a debate in the Commons the following day and a vote which he described to me as the most important of his [...]

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