Durkan calls for Forum on a United Ireland

The SDLP Leader Mark Durkan has called on all parties to come together to discuss Irish unity.

This is something I understand the SDLP Leader has been thinking about for some time. Today’s call is the first serious attempt by any political party on this island to elevate the issue beyond partisan politics.

As UTV reports, the Foyle MP said talk around unity must move beyond occasional rhetoric with no real meaning.

“It is important to create a 21st century vision for integration that is not just about righting wrongs or addressing grievances, but about a sense of destiny and purpose.”

Over on O’Conall Street I have offered my own views on how the Forum might be constituted and what its work programme could look like.