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The DUP only beat Sinn Fein by 1,000 votes across N. Ireland, in the last assembly elections. And Unionists do have choices. Presbyterians have traditionally voted DUP with Church of Ireland protestants more inclined to vote Official Unionist Party. DUP/Presbyterian voters have far closer ties to Scotland rather than England, so renewed agitation for Scottish Independence could be a game changer for them. The DUO could also lose the farming vote when the end of EU CAP subsidies hits home.

It's still some way off, but things are beginning to change, even in N. Ireland, and Brexit has been the major catalyst.

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