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Unionists

 

(1) A term used occasionally in historical literature to designate the members of the Conservative Party of Great Britain, whose official name is the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations.

(2) A widely used designation for the members of a number of parties and groups in Northern Ireland; the term “Ulster Unionists” is also used.

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As the presumed head of the Unionist campaign in any future referendum, her departure now leaves a hole unlikely to be able to be filled by any other Unionist politician to the agreement of all others.
A new report based on contributions from unionist politicians, loyalists, community leaders, ex-soldiers and clergy has identified seven key areas of concern.
Provincial branch of All India Muslim League in the Punjab was not effective in the decades when the Unionists were on a high tide in the province.
According to the Unionists Alliance, the security forces arrested 20 of its members on Wednesday.
But Mr Halfon has insisted what he calls "moderate" trade unionists should have a voice.
Unionists claim that independence will bring in uncertainty in terms of Scotland's politics, economics and finances.
"It was we in the DUP who secured devolution on terms acceptable to unionists and who finally scattered those birds of passage, the Direct Rule ministers, for so long the public face of a colonial system of government that consigned us all to the status of second-class citizens," he said.
Up second was Richard Beckham (Unionists) and Gilly Hartshorn (Lakes), with Gilly receiving 155 points start.
Based on SCC testimony, she discovered that Alabama unionists were not concentrated only in northern counties, but were much more dispersed around the state than originally believed.
But trade unionists of color and civil rights activists also have a history of pushing back the federation on these practices and ultimately being successful in forcing the AFL-CIO to not only open up its ranks to workers of color and women, but to form support groups within the house of labor that represent their interests.
Unionists fear that this harms workers and their families, and would rather see instead managed restructuring and strong social protection.