When a LetsGetAlongerist discussion board /weblog spends most of its time in a futile search for nationalist unicorns, it can hardly be surprising that it is enthusiastic about Mike Nesbitt and Peter Robinson reaching out to pro-union Catholics. Alas Unionist Outreach was strangled at birth by its parents. The naked sectarianism in last years marching season and of course the Flegs dispute makes any debate over Unionist Outrach totally risible.
To those of us who recall Terence O ‘Neills Unionist Outreach in the 1960s it was all inevitable. Unionist Outreach was always nonsense. Unionist Outreach RIP.
LetsGetAlongerists will abandon Nesbitt and Robinson and rally round Basil McCrea and John McCallister. Although the McUnionists seem a bit lethargic. They need a good lobbying company. Any ideas?
As a parting shot to Catholics….Peter Robinson has urged people not to read the Irish News, Norn Irons main daily newspaper and the newspaper of choice of Norn Irons Catholics. Wherever Robbo intends to reach out …it will not be in the pages of the Irish News.
If I was Noel Doran…and I’m not….I would actually use the Robbo quote in my advertising. It would surely increase circulation. Indeed if I wasn’t boycotting newspapers because of Leveson revelations, I would be tempted to buy the Irish News.