Leading Article: Mr Blair Is Buying Time - Which Is Precisely What the Peace Process Needs
THERE ARE those in Northern Ireland who say that the latest crisis in the stumbling peace process has been manufactured by the Ulster Unionist leader, David Trimble. That would be understandable. In part, because his party's vote slips at each election, threatening the prospect that it - like the moderate nationalist SDLP - will shrink in influence, leaving the political landscape in the province polarised between the extremes of Sinn Fein and the hardline Unionists of the DUP. In part, too, because there is a real growth of dissatisfaction among the loyalist community.
It is easy to see why. There was only ever a bare majority of support for the Good Friday Agreement …
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Publication information: Article title: Leading Article: Mr Blair Is Buying Time - Which Is Precisely What the Peace Process Needs. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: July 25, 2002. Page number: 16. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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