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Is link-up with Scotland a fair compromise?

AS Britain breaks up, why is it being assumed that the people of Northern Ireland will wish to remain attached to the southern portion of the British Isles?

Scotland is simultaneously a Protestant and a Celtic nation. By being a largely-Protestant nation, which is in the process of extracting itself from the remains of the British Empire, Scotland is unique in that it is well-placed to understand the concerns of both the unionist and republican communities in Northern Ireland.

If the prospect of Irish unification remains unacceptable to the unionist community, might not a link with Scotland offer a more acceptable compromise?

EUAN MacPHERSON

Dundee

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