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Unionist Party

(formerly, in Northern Ireland) the major Protestant political party, closely identified with union with Britain. It formed the Northern Ireland Government from 1920 to 1972 See also Ulster Democratic Unionist Party, Ulster Unionist Council
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  • These proposals obtained the backing of a large section of the unionist party.

    Home Rule Harold Spender
  • He was among the ablest administrators of the unionist party of his time.

  • The people in Ulster, and the unionist party, had no alternative.

  • The first was that of the section which had always been opposed to him—the unionist party.

  • The second indicated that he spoke not only for the unionist party but for Ulster.

  • Mr. Chamberlain made his son the Whip of the unionist party.

  • There is something I am anxious to say to you about the future of the unionist party.

    Constructive Imperialism Viscount Milner
  • The Standard declared that he had no further right to be regarded as a member of the unionist party.

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • This is one reason why the unionist party, when it returns to office, should be ready to tackle the subject without delay.

  • How is the unionist party going to confront the great problems of the present day?

    Constructive Imperialism Viscount Milner

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