Fermanagh, Tyrone, Derry, south Armagh and south Down all have a nationalist majority so should we redraw the border to satisfy peoples wishes?
I think it would mark an important step in the peace process as it would reaffirm
the claim that Britain has no strategic interest in northern Ireland
It would also rob dissidents of support as it would show that the peace process is working?
I think the fairest way to redraw the boarder would be to incorporate constituencies where nationalists get a majority of the vote into the republic
Redrawing the border when there has been little demand to do so would only serve to destabilise Northern Ireland. You would be left with a rump statelet with an overwhelming Unionist majority, which doesn't appear to be in anyone's interest.
IMO its still much to early to change the border and would infuriate loyalists,better to wait till the overall majority want the change then doing it county by county.
What a lot of people don't realise with the proposal of another boundary commission type event is that by removing tens of thousands more Catholic Nationalists from Northern Ireland they further push away the opportunity of a United Ireland as they increase the Unionist : Nationalist ratio.
Seriously doubt a majority of people in those counties would be in favour of this. Can't think of a single republican party who would support it wither
Also i doubt county derry has a nationalist majority
Must also remember that the majority of Catholics in NI wish to remain part of the UK.
Sterling, NHS and heavy government spending cause this.
Would they want to join this tinpot IMF laden banana republic?
All it would affirm is that Northern Irish Nationalists have a strategic interest in decent healthcare and Southern Irish Nationalists have a strategic interest in cheap shopping.
Such a policy would inevitably make West Belfast an exclave of the The Republic within The UK.
Can't see that ever happening.
Or sleeping wounds fester?
The EU with most probably a nudge from the UK government for the Orange Order, a movement that exists to celebrate the taking away of civil liberties from Catholics across the British Isles and who's influence played the major role in insuring that Irish Catholics stayed alienated from the Northern Ireland state allowing the Ulster troubles to explode. The EU with most probably a nudge from the UK government has also been funding a centre celebrating terrorism in South Armagh. Unless a real effort is made to take the poison out of Northern Ireland society its only a matter of time before the killing starts again.
Do they? [London]Derry city might, but not the county. And isn't south Down strongly protestant?
What about the republic's lack of interest
Actually, it would drag every gunman back into importance, whereas most of them have been getting fat and drawing the dole.
Since when does a United Ireland debate take place within economic or social realities?
Hand over cavan, louth, Donegal, Letrim and monaghan. Then call for a vote. (or don't).
sure since partition worked SO WELL before, let's do it again!