England has accepted the break-up of the Union, and is gently forcing Northern Ireland towards a united Ireland
A letter from Jim McCarroll:
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.
The only way to achieve these aims is for the Republic of Ireland to withdraw from EU.
That is not going to happen.
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
Ben Lowry in 2020: Last night unionists celebrated a move towards Irish unity
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