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Malachi O'Doherty

Unionists' priority must be to accept unity debate is real

Malachi O'Doherty


Only by doing so will they be able to engage with nationalism

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'It comes easy to nationalists to imagine that partition is simply a violation of an island nation; that it was a temporary measure, which is already obsolete.'

'It comes easy to nationalists to imagine that partition is simply a violation of an island nation; that it was a temporary measure, which is already obsolete.'

'It comes easy to nationalists to imagine that partition is simply a violation of an island nation; that it was a temporary measure, which is already obsolete.'

What do you call unionists who agree to discuss the unification of Ireland? Well, for a start, you don't call them unionists, no more than you would call Mary Lou McDonald a monarchist. Other analogies are available.

And this tells you the simple reason why unionists currently baulk at entering talks with others on how the island can be reframed as a single jurisdiction outside the United Kingdom.


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