NORTHERN IRELAND: The Greening of Ulster?

Once in a while there are signs that common sense might yet find common ground for a political solution to end Ulster's agony. Last week the British government published its long-awaited "Green Paper"* on the province's future. As forecast by TIME two weeks ago, it is a no-nonsense document that clearly shows that British patience with Ulster's warring factions is running out. Nevertheless, it is so carefully put together that almost everybody—except the most uncompromising Catholics and Protestants, such as the Irish Republican Army and the Ulster Vanguard—seemed to find something in it to respect. Brian Faulkner, Protestant leader...

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