William Humphrey: Easter Rising was a disaster and unity is a pipe dream

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Of course the Rising was a strategic disaster, so too is Sinn Fein’s plan for a unitary state and now we have the first senior republican, Danny Morrison, accepting that this particular pipe dream just won’t happen.

Unpalatable though it might be for nationalists and republicans, they must accept that support for a united Ireland continues to haemorrhage, while support for the Union continues to grow and has never been stronger!

William Humphrey, DUP MLA, North Belfast