Derry name change: conflicting views

Newshound carries yesterday’s editorial from the Irish News on the name change controversy. It reflects the feeling of a lot of nationalists, ie that Derry is much less sectarian than it’s counterpart Belfast, and that this move will soon be forgotten.

However as we reported on Wednesday, that is not the current feelings amongst Unionists. Some have seen this issue as a forewarning of how their identity might be treated in a future unified state.

Indeed the feelings might well be summed up as in the words of one pro Agreement Unionist we spoke to yesterday, “…the less British this place becomes, the less Irish I feel”.

Update: David Trimble adds his comments to the debate.

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