For Unionists Only: What would you relish in a United Ireland?

Okay, so we’ve heard from Nationalists what they value about the United Kingdom. This thread is solely for unionists. Nationalist and unaligned commenters should bite their lips, and hould yer whist!

This is a collective thought experiment suggested by Wendy Austin on Twitter a few days back. So try to stick to the task at hand, which is: what would you value in a united Ireland? No conditions, buts or erms.

  • carl marks

    Turgon
    the camparsion stands yours was as offensive as mine, the only difference is i was using mine as a example of how offensive yours was, you meant yours.

  • Mainland Ulsterman

    I do think the wording of the question – by raising the spectre of a future unionist nightmare scenario – made it very hard for unionists to say something positive about the Republic. It’s a very different question from asking about a real country that already exists, like the UK, where people can talk about their experiences (though many took UK to mean just the mainland; that’s kind of OK). Comparing the unionist posts to nationalist ones the previous day is comparing apples and pears.

    I think there’s a good argument for re-running this one with a less charged question, like what do you like about the Rep. of Ireland.

  • between the bridges

    CM if you wish to proclaim ‘victory’ in regard to my narcissus comment please do and i hope you allow moi an ironic chuckle at the thought! now although you chose to take the entire comment as personal, i should clarify and say my comment was intended more as a general observation… on the snugness of some who wish to belittle the siege mentality retrospectives while praising the imaginative futuristic NHS supporters…

  • carl marks

    BTB
    Chuckle all you want. I will bathe in the smug rosy glow created by the fact that i didn’t have to bring anyone’s gender or sexuality into the debate and I also managed to avoid primary school jeers.
    If you had a rattle it would be out of the pram by now.

  • between the bridges

    CM thank you for the chuckle, most gracious, i shall let others be the judge of who’s rattle has flounced,( which is of course a pre-primary school jeer is it not?) to save replying to anymore can i present you with your self proclaimed victory rosette in colours of your own choosing and offer you my heartfelt congratulations on being a worthy winner…

  • carl marks

    why thank you kindly sir, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

  • between the bridges

    CM the difficulty with strangers is that one may indeed turn out to be the one your mother warned you about…

  • carl marks

    CM the difficulty with strangers is that one may indeed turn out to be the one your mother warned you about…
    if im lucky.
    no hard feelings BTB tis but a debate and a bit of craic. now im off up a mountain no doubt we shall engage again. you take care now.