Ulster Unionist Party

Jack Sommers

Why An Independent Scotland Could Turn Northern Ireland Into 'A Ticking Time Bomb'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Resurfacing 'old demons'. 'A ticking time bomb'. People have made stark predictions of what Scottish independence could mean for Northern Ireland,...

The UUP: Ulster's Unexpected Progressives?

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Scott De Buitléir

Whenever a political party's annual conference takes place, one can look forward to nothing but speeches, applause at regular intervals, speeches, workshops, goody bags filled with pens and branded notebooks, and maybe a speech. It's like Christmas for politicos, and last week's UUP Annual Party Conference at Belfast's Ramada Hotel was no different.

The Northern Ireland of Old Hasn't Gone Away, You Know

Brian John Spencer | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Ever since the Good Friday peace agreement of 1998, parties on both side of the divide have, albeit slowly, attempted to move things forward. And forward things have moved, as I explained at the start. However, a critical demographic have been left behind: the working class and the radicals within.

Marriage Can Change to Accommodate Society

Gary Spedding | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

Northern Irish politician Basil McCrea is the only member of the Unionist community to speak in favour of a motion that called for full marriage equality in Northern Ireland. His bravery should be applauded.

Northern Ireland's Legal Predicament on Marriage Equality

Gary Spedding | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

It is now up to the people of Northern Ireland to ask our assembly members to take bold steps for equality. Perhaps one day, in the near future, we will defeat prejudice and intolerance against the LGBT community for good and Homophobia won't ever be an acceptable replacement for sectarian hatred.

Equal Marriage Northern Ireland Responds to Ken Maginnis

Gary Spedding | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

I thank the Policy Exchange for supporting Equal Marriage and hope to extrapolate more support within a Northern Ireland context.