Here’s our latest Saturday Night Film
A short series of videos looking at the current state of the Re-Unification Debate/Discussion
Talk about a Re-United Ireland gathers apace .
Northern Irish civic nationalism made its voice heard a couple of weeks ago at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast
Here’s the UK/Unionist point of view
Remember: We are all still waiting to hear what “being better off in the UK” really means
What actually are the benefits of remaining in the UK Union ?
Reducing what used to be the most industrialised part of Ireland to poverty and deprivation,
while alienating practically 50% of its population and fighting for 30 years of the Troubles
don’t seem to be among them!
“Now is not the time” say the Irish Government spokesperson and
former SDLP leader Seamus Mallon,
who is afraid of the potential of a violent “Unionist backlash”
But if not now, when Brexit threatens our way of life, jobs and prosperity, then when?
Must Ireland always be collateral damage to England’s decisions?
Must we always succumb to the threat of the “violent Loyalist backlash”?
Should that be a reason for never making any progress towards a United State?
Because, let’s admit it, nothing any Irish person, politician, association or club ever says or does,
will convince hard-line Unionists of the benefits of a united country.
So maybe we need to just ignore the threats and press on regardless
We also need to include the voice of Republicans who are dissatisfied with the Belfast/GFA and its outworkings.
PS Don’t worry about the film being in Dutch . There are English sub-titles
Query: What can bloggers do?
Suggestion: Irish nationalist and republican bloggers should unite in promoting discussions about re-unification, so the topic is, on one blog or the other, this week or the next, never off our pages.
We reach out to diverse audiences, commenters and lurkers, worldwide.
Let us make them aware of how our country stands on the Irish National Question and what we want