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Why Peter Robinson’s pro-Union think-tank idea is a no-brainer

Nelson McCausland


A border poll is coming: unionists can’t afford to be complacent

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Idea: former DUP leader Peter Robinson suggested a pro-Union think-tank

Idea: former DUP leader Peter Robinson suggested a pro-Union think-tank

Idea: former DUP leader Peter Robinson suggested a pro-Union think-tank

Procrastination doesn’t resolve anything — and neither does putting a problem in the “too difficult” drawer”. Which brings me to Irish nationalist and republican demands for a border poll.

The current Taoiseach, Micheal Martin, has set out his vision for a “shared island” and has set up a dedicated government unit to work towards that end. Meanwhile, one of his TDs has called for Fianna Fail to work closely with the SDLP towards a border poll.

It’s not that Micheal Martin is planning to demand a border poll next month, or next year. He has already said that a border poll will not be on his government’s agenda for at least five years, but he is already working away at it.


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