the United Kingdom – Why?

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
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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.

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There are threats: If the Scots vote for independence, then they’ll be kicked out of the Sterling zone, out of the EU, out of NATO,
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There’ll be Permanent Tory government.

forever and always

There’s prejudice: Scots hate the English

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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.

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There is a glaring ideological hole in Unionism and there is not much idea of what to fill it with in NI – apart from Orange Power.
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That’s the problem

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