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Unionists need to unite, argues Northern Irish minister

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A senior member of Northern Ireland’s largest unionist party has issued a warning about the fragmentation of unionism as a result of there being too many political parties.

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Is the UUP a spent force?

A former Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) leadership candidate has concluded that it is likely he and a former deputy leader of the party will form a new unionist party to take on the UUP and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Our writer Ed Jacobs asks if this spells the end of the UUP.

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Comment: Paleo-Unionism needs to fully accept equality and tolerance

Paleo-Unionism needs to fully accept equality and tolerance in the new Northern Ireland, writes Kevin Meagher.

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“Yes Scotland” campaign in chaos as fears spread of an SNP hijack

Fractures have begun to appear in the Yes Scotland independence campaign as concerns over SNP dominance grow amongst its adherents.

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Salmond courts Murdoch as pro-union dream team finally begins to emerge

Ed Jacobs reports on the solidification of the pro-union side in the Scottish referendum – and not a moment too soon, as Murdoch comes out batting for the nationalists

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Israeli trade unionists striking for non-unionised workers’ rights shows way forward

Alan Johnson shows the advantage of the Histadrut’s approach to organisation: A four-day general strike can get incredible results, and here, it was used for non-unionised workers

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Cameron heads north, Salmond heads south and Mervyn’s living in the future

Ed Jacobs reports on Cameron’s attempts to save the union, and Salmond’s attempts to scupper it

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Swinney on Scotland currency – more questions than he answers?

Ed Jacobs asks whether the elaboration of the SNP’s policy for the finances of an independent Scotland really answers the crucial questions

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Conservatives in Northern Ireland – what’s the point?

Ed Jacobs assesses whether David Cameron’s decision to launch a Conservative party in Northern Ireland is the right move for the country and the Union.

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USA: The state of the unions

Tony Burke reviews the state of the American union movement as they recover from the great recession.

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