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28 August 1997 Edition

Proximity talks won't do

28 August 1997

Unionists are in absolute turmoil over whether to sit down and talk with Sinn Féin on 15 September. In many ways it is understandable. Unionism has within it a supremacist philosophy which has been sustained and nurtured by successive British governments. Unionists have never had to countenance a society in which they sit down with nationalists on the basis of equality and hammer out a common future. But now, that is the prospect with which they are faced. Free article

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