When Arlene Foster says that the Union is precious, she actually means it, whereas Theresa May does not.
And, of course, Ulster unionists in general expect to be betrayed by the Conservatives, as they were by Margaret Thatcher in 1985.
Of course the DUP is held in even greater contempt by the British establishment than English nationalists like me, although, unlike Sinn Fein, it does send its elected MPs to Westminster.
But who nowadays has any faith in British democracy.
Dr Gerald Morgan, Leader, English Parliamentary Party, 2001, Dublin