England has accepted the break-up of the Union, and is gently forcing Northern Ireland towards a united Ireland

A letter from Jim McCarroll:

Friday, 12th February 2021, 12:50 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th February 2021, 12:40 pm
Letter to the editor

I write to straighten out the muddled thinking around the Brexit process, some of which reminds me of native Americans dancing around a camp-fire.

The first thing to remember is that England gets what England wants, and they have wanted Brexit for a long time.

The second thing is all parties have agreed that the land border should remain in its present seamless fashion.

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The only way to achieve these aims is for the Republic of Ireland to withdraw from EU.

That is not going to happen.

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So we are left with the conclusion that England has accepted the break-up of the Union, and is gently but firmly forcing Northern Ireland towards a united Ireland.

And the sea-border is a belated attempt to sweeten the pill.

Whatever, BoJo’s bluster should be called.

Jim McCarroll, Lisburn

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