- Jan 17, 2011
The majority in the North voted remain and a now bigger majority opposes anything which interrupts the day to day flow of life and business. This includes some DUP supporters.Tackle a protracted dispute by having a referendum that you are fairly confident will go the way you want it to.
What could possibly go wrong?
This is why Varadkar has been emphasising consent. It has been assumed that it is the consent of politicians, but the people of NI have consented to none of this. The people will have a vote.
The DUP will get something to preserve its dignity...maybe a commitment to have another referendum in 10 years or something...throw in a few peerages.