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Move: Sir James Craig wanted to ensure a permanent unionist majority

Move: Sir James Craig wanted to ensure a permanent unionist majority

Move: Sir James Craig wanted to ensure a permanent unionist majority

Given that we are in the middle of commemorating the setting-up of Northern Ireland, it is helpful to remember that Northern Ireland — as opposed to the historic province of Ulster — was gerrymandered to guarantee a long-term unionist majority.

This is not some sort of nationalist propaganda, but an unalterable historical fact and it was done at the insistence of the founding father, Sir James Craig, the first prime minister of Northern Ireland.


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