New Ireland

I don’t speak for anyone other than myself so this isn’t quite an exercise in kite-flying, but…

Isn’t it time we had a new Ireland? Not ‘agreed Ireland’ as defined by boring peace processery but a real discussion about what we want the country to look like. There has never been a better time ֠after all, the institutions from the Church to the political parties and the bodies of the Belfast Agreement are all on their knees, staggering-on more out of habit than anything else.

This is as much a question for unionists as it is republicans. The UCUNF alliance, faltering as it may or may not be, does point toward a realignment that, unlike the official peace process, doesn’t suck the political content out of the process.