‘Re-Unification?’ Don’t Hold Yer Breath, Senator Daly!


If you have read The Times this week, you will be aware that a prominent member of one of Eire’s major political parties has told the expansionist element in his country that “Ireland should heed the lessons of Brexit and prepare for reunification before any referendum…”

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By ‘Ireland,’ one assumes, he is referring to Eire, because ‘Ireland’ is a mere geographical expression, an island on which dwell two distinct nations, neither of whom has any right to aspire to absorb the other by any kind of annexation, by paramilitary coercion…

…or by ‘border poll.’

I know I have said this all before, but there are still too many mainland Brits insufficiently acquainted with the historical and/or ethnic realities, who may be susceptible to mystification by constant misuse of the name ‘Ireland…’

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…into thinking that the proximity of the two peoples, each with a right to self-determination, allows for absorption of the smaller by the larger into a republic repugnant to that smaller nation’s sense of national identity.

‘Re-unification?’ The island was only united politically under rule from London! Bet that’s not what’s being discussed in Dublin!

Clearly, Fianna Fail Senator Mark Daly has forgotten the lines of one of his nation’s songs, about fighting so that ‘small nations might be free!’

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Mark Daly

His warning to Varadkar that ‘ministers were acting recklessly by failing to hold risk assessments’ may sound like practical advice but in fact it’s just offensive to the British people of Ulster.

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