Unification: no thanks!

Needless to say, I don’t get a lot of time watching RTE television, but I did catch a repeat of last Monday’s The Panel. Chaired by stand up Dara O Briain this week’s political guest was Sinn Fein’s Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald. She handled the often anarchic informality of the format exceptionally well for a politician. But the best line of the night was undoubtedly O’Briain’s. Regarding a future United Ireland he asked her, “Do you think we really want a million angry Unionists in the country?”

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