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Nelson blind to Irish and to Empire's shame

Nelson McCausland (Comment, May 18) said: "... many people across the United Kingdom still have a love for the land of their birth".

How does it work if you think that Ireland, not Northern Ireland, is the land of your birth? If you feel Irish rather than British?

Nelson also stated: "The 'Somewheres' are the people with a sense of place and identity, people with an affection for their nation and a sense of pride in its history and achievements."

Why no mention of the history of the British Empire? Was that a form of State terrorism?

MALACHY SCOTT

Belfast

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