John Warren wrote a great comment on
Here are some of his thoughts about Unionists everywhere in the UK, that are particularly apt for the ones in Northern Ireland
Union-flag ‘invisibility cloak’ that covers up bigotry, intolerance and racism.
Unionists do not do consensus.
This is Unionism’s deep and entrenched problem.
Unionists do not understand the complex, elaborate, consensual nature of the Union or what has actually held it together.
their Union is simple, naive and profoundly wrong-headed;
Unionists fail to understand the real nature of what they believe in.
Unionists have replaced argument with resentment; facts with accusations; debate with hectoring, power-sharing with power-dividing
Nevertheless it is worth remembering that modern Unionists are not to be blamed, but pitied.They have long outlived the world they yearn to inhabit. It does not exist; it probably never did.
But do read the whole article here