On the 10th aniversary of the Good Friday Agreement we should take note of one major flaw.
The agreement states that a united Ireland will come about if a majority in Northern Ireland vote for it.
Nothwithstanding the agreement , I believe that frogmarching one million unionists into a united Ireland on the basis of a simple majority, possibly without the consent of a single unionist, would be disasterous for peace.
The agreement requires the consent of both communities before implementing most matters of any significance. Surely, therefore, in the momentous matter of changing Northern Ireland's constitutional status, an overwhelming majority of both communities should be required.
In case things don't work out, the right to a 'velvet divorce' a la the Czech Republic and Slovakia should be agreed.
Glenageary, Co Dublin