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Thread #165570 Message #3987675
Posted By: Jim Carroll
16-Apr-19 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
"would it re-unite as a single country"
If you visited the North, you wouldn't need to ask that question Nigel
Once you leave behind the enforced politics of the North at an time other than 'The Glorious Twelfth', you would see that any divisions are political other than social ones
There are, of course, factions caused by the built in inequality of partition, but once that is removed, there are no grounds for division
People from the South travel North with no problem and vise versa - you need to come to this town during, say, The Willie Clancy Summer School, or visit one of the Norther Singing or Music weekends to see how they get on
We came to this town when the hunger strikers were dying - black flags bedecking the street and Prods and Catholics playing, singing talking and drinking in the packed bars
We travel the North regularly - now the border is gone you don't know you're in a different country - except the Brits kept the best land for themselves - The Empire was always like that
This is in imposed division - remove the reason for there being a difference and there isn't one
I suggest you look up the change in percentages of those who want a United Ireland - on both sides of the divide