Referendum on unity would end flags row
Published 16/01/2013 | 08:00
Recently on TV, Gerry Kelly called for a referendum on the border; on this occasion I agree. It contains elements for a solution to our present troubles, namely:
1. It will end all sorts of foolish speculation as to whether the majority of people in Northern Ireland wish to remain part of the UK, or become part of that society which for so long turned a blind eye to child abuse and financial corruption.
2. If the majority votes for political unification of Ireland, the spat over which flag flies over Belfast City Hall is resolved; but if unification is rejected, then clearly the Union flag should fly 365 days a year.
3. It also gives an opportunity to Alliance to inform the electorate which choice they prefer, which certainly their website does not.
Ballymena, Co Antrim