Doing deals with Ulstermen

Lion & Unicorn

I am sure poor Peel ought to beblessedby all Catholics for the many and noble ways in which he stands forth to protect and do good for poor Ireland. But the bigotry, the wicked and blind passion it brings forth is quite dreadful, and I blush for Protestantism.
Letter from Queen Victoria to Leopold I, King of the Belgians, 15 April 1845, referring to the controversy over the Maynooth Grant

In the end, you can always do a deal with an Ulsterman, but it’s not the way to run a modern, sophisticated society.
Kenneth Clarke (2010)

Yep, Ireland has caused the odd problem to England and Great Britain over the centuries (albeit nothing compared to those exported the other way). Now, after a general election in which the Labour leader’s Republican sympathies were mentioned once or twice, Theresa May’s likely deal with the Democratic Unionist Party has brought back…

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