Both Unionism and Republicanism used to have pretty clear proposals for NI.
Since 1969 the Unionist vision of a “Protestant State for a Protestant People”has come apart
No one can put that vision together again.
Even the Better Together campaign against Scottish Referendum can’t seem to come up with a riveting vision of what Britishness means.
There’ll be Permanent Tory government.
There’s prejudice: Scots hate the English
There’s resignation: The response of the country that could become the rump United Kingdom has consisted either of a two-fingered good riddance; a regretful sigh, resigned that there is nothing to be done; or else a neutral, unbothered shrug of the shoulders.
That’s the problem