Unionist


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Unionist

1. 
a. (before 1920) a supporter of the union of all Ireland and Great Britain
b. (since 1920) a supporter of union between Britain and Northern Ireland
2. a supporter of the US federal Union, esp during the Civil War
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The newly formed alliance of the Democratic Unionists Party's splinter factions called to protest, for the 4th time the government economic austerity measures after three other demonstrations le 16-17 and 31 January in different areas of Khartoum state.
This will only succeed if unionists fail to register their votes for unionist candidates.
It also provided an ideological glue to bind the two unionist parties together as the Conservative party had a long-standing protectionist instinct that even Salisbury had occasionally indulged.
To get attention to the needs of Wales - threaten the Unionist parties
The DUP leader also faces a threat from a combined Ulster Unionist and Conservative Party electoral ticket advocating closer ties with London.
Loyalty and Loss: Alabama's Unionists in the Civil War and Reconstruction.
The changes in the electoral map were even more dramatic within unionist politics, where the DUP claimed victory over the Ulster Unionist Party (hereafter UUP), a result that certainly reinforced its claim to be the true voice of Ulster unionism.
Jeffrey Donaldson's defection to the Democratic Unionist Party along with two former Ulster Unionist members gives the Rev Ian Paisley's hardline party 33 seats in the Northern Ireland assembly.
The Ulster Unionist Party as a brand name has considerable voter loyalty regardless of divisions and changes of policy going back as far as 1969 and the pro and anti O'Neill disputes.
Democratic Unionist leader the Rev Ian Paisley claimed the Good Friday Agreement had ``totally failed''.
As Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams prepared to discuss efforts to revive devolution at Stormont, Trimble defiantly told an Ulster Unionist branch that republicans would have to wait very long to see their dream of an end to British rule fulfilled.
East Belfast MP Peter Robinson, deputy leader of the Democratic Unionists, told the youth wing of the DUP: "Today the Ulster Unionist Party is a party of the Union in name alone.