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Irish have the right to national freedom

 

I wish to Jim Allister's comment published on June 1 about the EU.

He said: "We joined the EU as one nation, we must leave as one nation." He also stated, "Putting IRA/Sinn Fein in government has weakened the Union" and "Sinn Fein does not want Northern Ireland to work."

In his own words, he admits that Northern Ireland has two main national groups. People of the Irish nation were roped into the unionist state when it was established under Britain's Partition of Ireland Act.

Unionists need to accept that Irish people in Northern Ireland have a right to national freedom on equal terms with the unionist right to be British. The Union will be stronger for unionists when Irish people are free.

Malachy Scott

Belfast

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