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Electing our own Prime Minister could benefit us

One wonders, in the light of the delay in agreeing to changes in the way political decisions are reached, if the time is not right to consider the idea of electing our own Prime Minister.

From 1963 to 1969, when Captain Terence O'Neill was Prime Minister, there were opportunities to go forward.

Not everyone was ready then in the political climate of the time, but it was not by coincidence that the Irish Government passed the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, which meant Irish citizenship could be afforded to children and grandchildren of Irish parents who had to leave Ireland for economic reasons.

Maybe now is the time to go forward and reap the benefit of the commercial, economic and new challenges that await us, from north and south, allowing us to be in a stronger position when conversing with London ministers.

DR ROSALEEN ROGERS

Newtownabbey, Co Antrim

Belfast Telegraph