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We are the weakest link for UK mainland

If ever proof was needed of how little our ‘neighbours' on the UK mainland think of us — it was revealed all too painfully in none other than The Weakest Link this week.

One contestant, when asked what ‘D' is the lower house in the Government of the Republic of Ireland, blurted out ‘Stormont'. Further on, another contestant replied to the question ‘In Northern Ireland, after 36 years as leader of the Democratic Unionist party, which politician stepped down and was succeeded by Peter Robinson?' Her response? ‘Bertie Ahern!’

I've noticed this ignorance/lack of awareness before.

There are some who still think we are living in the pre-Partition past! Hence the ongoing problems with getting our banknotes accepted on the UK mainland.

Maybe compulsive remedial geography lessons might be the thing for the future — for those who think ignorance is bliss (until they come on holiday here and find themselves lost!).

FIONA NORRIS

Coleraine

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