People do not want a united Ireland.

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The nationalist myth is rejected by the majority of people in both parts of Ireland.

Notice how the majority of Catholics in the North – 52% want to stay in the UK.

Only 13% of people in the North wanted to leave the UK and join the Republic.

Nationalists point to the majority of people in the republic seeking a united Ireland in the long term. That is because they are not wanting it for real. If you really want it then demand it now. Why wait? If it is desirable – get it now.

For so long people paid lip service to this shibboleth: that Ireland ought to be one. Now it is clear that most people do not wish for this to occur. We have only ever been united in connection with England and Wales and sometimes Scotland.

The Union is winning.  Ireland can be reunited in two directions. We should seek readmission to the UK. Would the UK take us back? That is a moot point.

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About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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