Definitions for unionists

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  1. Unionists

    name given to the Liberal party opposed to Mr. Gladstone's measure to grant Home Rule to Ireland.

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  1. Unionism in Scotland

    Unionism in Scotland is a political movement that seeks to keep Scotland within the United Kingdom in its present structure as one of the countries of the United Kingdom. It is part of the wider British unionist movement and is closely linked to British nationalism and the notion of Britishness. There are many strands of political Unionism in Scotland, some of which have strong ties to Unionism and Loyalism in Northern Ireland. Unionism is a movement often categorised primarily as being in opposition to Scottish independence. Ahead of a referendum on Scottish independence, the main unionist political parties in Scotland joined to form Better Together in support of Scotland remaining part of the United Kingdom.

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  1. Bernie Sanders:

    I am proud to have the support of many hundreds of thousands of members of the National Education Association and trade unionists all across America, we are going to win this nomination and the general election because of support from grassroots Americans. We are on track to do just that.

  2. Martin Niemller:

    First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews but I was not Jewish so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.

  3. Martin Niemller:

    In Germany, they first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Catholic. Then they came for me -- and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

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