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“No one party or leader will unite this country…”

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David McCann with a republican view on why Sinn Fein’s calls for a border poll in the near future are undermining any long game chances of achieving a unified island: The old republican strategy of ‘It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose but how you’ve played the game’ is precisely why we have achieved more…

Why a #BorderPoll ill-serves the cause of a united island

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“I live in terror of not being misunderstood.” From The Critic as Artist, by Oscar Wilde So, what is a reasonable, even a Nationalist, objection to the calling of a Border Poll in the next parliamentary term north and south? The most obvious is that from what we know of the current public will in more…

That ol’ tune again

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There’s talk of a triple-dip recession, unemployment is still scarily high, fiscal austerity is biting and we’re now talking about that again… Captions welcomed!

Aaron & Brian’s Sunday View: the Census

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  The Irish Times led with, ‘There are just 54,000 more people from a Protestant background than from a Catholic one in Northern Ireland’. The headline figure, that most papers and the media noticed, was that the gap between Protestants and Catholics had narrowed to 3 per cent in the recent statistics released from the more…

Sinn Fein does not expect to win a border poll but would relish the opportunity for a public conversation…

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listen to ‘Martina Anderson says republicans don’t believe a border poll now will bring about a united Ireland’ on Audioboo UUC Journalism student David Thompson interviewed Derry based Sinn Fein MLA Martina Anderson yesterday and got some very interesting and candid thoughts about the party’s position on the kind of border poll Gerry Adams called more…

“We cannot impose; this has to come from within Northern Ireland.”

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Nothing in politics, nor in life, is “inevitable” [except death and taxes! - Ed] Indeed.  That includes a “border poll” – despite the protestations of the former International Representative for West Belfast, then temporary Crown Steward, now Louth TD, and Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams.  The Irish Times reports his latest outburst “A border poll is inevitable. more…

Owen Paterson: No popular demand for a border poll…

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Owen Paterson, it seems, is not exactly inundated with letters, phone calls and emails looking for a border poll of the type Martin McGuinness was musing on a few weeks back… Last year, 73 per cent of respondents to an opinion poll in Northern Ireland said they wanted the region to remain a part of more…