#VinB takes some time to consider the question of a United Ireland…

Normally I wouldn’t necessarily flag this up, but it is worth watching Vincent Browne programme on TV3 tonight. It starts at 23.15 BST) and amongst [planned] guests will be Sinn Fein’s Dublin MEP Lynne Boylan, Mark Cosgrove of the UUP, our own David McCann and chaired by journalist Justine McCarthy…

I don’t think TV3 is available on broadcast in Northern Ireland, but you can pick it up worldwide online.. so we’ll ask the ‘Editor’ forgo his customarily juvenile ‘Partitionist!’ jibe….

David may be asked to speak on a subject he laid out in a Journal.ie column on the undesireability of a Border Poll that northern nationalism is almost assured it will lose, and that nationalism should focus resoluted on dealing with the huge subvention Northern Ireland received from Whitehall each year…

Indeed it’s a subject we’ve given steady thought to over the years… It’s a decent spread of opinion so enjoy. And let us know what you think before, during or after…

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