The Gown quizzes political big-shots
While Ian Jr feels "the Union is strong, ideologically Unionism has won and Republicanism has had to change", Gerry Kelly states that these are simply "boasts" and a United Ireland is as much a Sinn Fein aim as it ever was.
In terms of student politics today, Mark Durkan agrees that "party politics along traditional and conventional lines don't appeal to students and young people the way they did" but all three were adamant that students, by their very nature will always have some sort of motivation to get involved. It seems that now the "game-playing" of the past however takes a back seat to the "real issues" of the present.
For the full interviews with the DUP's Ian Paisely Jnr, Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly and the SDLP's Mark Durkan check out The Gown's next issue, to be released at the end of October.