David McWilliams: Brexit can't save unionism. Prosperity might

Unionism has one last chance to make Northern Ireland work for everyone

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds in Westminster, London. As a result of the party’s  current policies, the present DUP leadership is undermining rather than enhancing unionism. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds in Westminster, London. As a result of the party’s current policies, the present DUP leadership is undermining rather than enhancing unionism. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Being best man is always a tricky business; being best man at a North-South Co Down marriage in July 1994, came with a whole new set of challenges.

The speech was a minefield. When you are involved in a ceremony officiated by the moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, you are alert to the cultural fault lines between the North and the South, not so much the well-signposted differences, as the disguised incendiary devices primed to go off even when you think you are on safe ground.

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