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Why are we opposed to coming together?

Alex Kane makes the case (Comment, May 17) that, with an Opposition at Stormont, politics in Northern Ireland will be normal. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Politics in Northern Ireland will be normal when the statelet is normal (which it isn't).

There are two conflicting heads of state involved, two conflicting flags being flown, two conflicting anthems being played along with an abnormal, ungodly coalition of conflicting monarchists and republicans. A state thus constituted is abnormal and unworkable - Opposition or no Opposition.

The island needs a new party of togetherness, co-operation and friendly dialogue among its communities, leading to a federal Ireland with a reformed crown as head of state.

This should begin with the coming together of the two communities in Northern Ireland - the Green and the Orange.



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