Paul Bew on re-unification and a generation shift in Tory attitudes to Northern Ireland

Professor Paul Bew, now a Peer in the British upper house, talks about the iterative development of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly; responds to Barry McElduff’s Census suggestion and the Republic’s on nationalist confidence in a re-unification project; the discreet negotiations following the pattern of previous rounds; and some very interesting remarks on the change in the way the new generation of Conservative politicians look upon Northern Ireland.

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