Friday, January 14, 2011

My Take on A United Ireland...

I'm probably going to get a lot of heat about this and I'm only going to say this once and once only because this subject frankly bores me to tears! This was my response to the recent CNN article, "Irish police arrest 5 suspected IRA dissidents, release 1":

A "United Ireland" is never going to happen. The Republic of Ireland is in a financial quagmire, gone are the days of the Celtic Tiger. And guess who is bailing them out, the United Kingdom! Think about it. If the 6 counties of Ulster ever rejoin the South, how is the Republic going to support 1.8m people? I doubt that the Northern Irish want to join a near bankrupt country. Polls have shown, Norn Irish Catholic and Protestants alike, a large majority want to remain in the United Kingdom. I don't blame them since the UK has a stronger economy! In the end, they are thinking about their own welfare and their families, not some pipedream united republic.

A United Ireland...nice in theory, shit in reality!

1 comment:

Derek said...

Agreed, as the old saying goes "it's the economy, stupid!" the vast majority of folk will always vote with their wallets rather than their hearts. Sad but true.