Topic: Progressive Unionist Party
The past two months of rioting around Belfast aren't a return to the clashes of two decades ago. Rather, they are a sign of a new split, this time between unionists themselves along class lines.
A motion in Belfast to stop flying the British Union flag year-round touched off the riots, but the issues run deeper.
Northern Ireland's pro-British DUP and Irish republican Sinn Féin failed Friday to agree on bringing policing and justice under local control. If a stalemate continues, it could result in the collapse of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
01/29/2010 05:22 pm