Last Friday lunch-time I was discussing with some politically interested but uninvolved friends about the possibilities and probablities of Unionist Unity.
I asked them of possible models to enable a positive Unionist Unity conversation. One person told the tale of the creation of the Lutheran Church. When they gathered together to examine the possibility of establishing the church they asked the plain and simple question "What do we agree on?". The answer to this question proved sufficiently broad and strong that from it the Church was established - that points of consensus put the areas of disagreement in sufficient perspective that they ceased to be a barrier.