Sunday 18 February 2018

Why Tory leader is following an honourable tradition in doing his bit for Ulster unionism

The debate over David Cameron's DUP meeting reveals the double standard on the North, writes John-Paul McCarthy

last week was a very revealing week so far as Northern Ireland was concerned, and not just because it showed once again the distinct limitations of the travelling prime ministerial road show.

There is an ugly debate going on within British politics now about the so-called Tory 'threat' to the so-called bipartisan policy on Northern Ireland since 1994.

A few columnists in the Guardian got an attack of the vapours last week as they bemoaned David Cameron's meeting with the DUP at Hatfield House.

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