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Rejoining the Commonwealth: Goodwill or Overextension? | Butler's Insight, Issue #5

Scott De Buitléir
Scott De Buitléir
Welcome to the latest (and slightly delayed) Butler’s Insight, my newsletter which looks at politics, society, current affairs, and other topics which catch my eye. Released fortnightly.

Commonwealth or Common Ground?
Exit, Stage (Far) Right
The quick departure of DUP leader Arlene Foster was a surprise to many, but some were aware of certain nuances over the years, some of which sometimes provided small but short-lived glimpses of hope for a less fundamentalist wing driving unionism in Northern Ireland.
My friend, Stephen Donnan-Dalzell, wrote this fantastic article for the Guardian on the DUP’s well-documented history of homophobia, and if Foster, somehow, wasn’t homophobic enough for the DUP’s hardliners. This is well worth a read, if you didn’t catch it already.
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Scott De Buitléir
Scott De Buitléir @scottdebuitleir

Writer, poet, Celticist, and political activist, based in Cork, Ireland. Member of @VoltIreland.

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