When the Home Rule Bill was passed by the parliament of the United Kingdom in 1914 the unionists of Ulster did not accept it – as a majority in Ulster did not want to leave the UK.
A majority in the UK voted to leave the EU in the recent referendum but a majority in Northern Ireland voted to stay. But now the unionists want the overall result of the referendum to be honoured.
Why the apparently opposite stances?
Joseph Mackey, Westmeath