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Majority in Republic less Partitionis than in 19t87


ArtyisBack

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Younger people are markedly more inclined to have no opinion on this issue
Unity

Again there has been a steep rise in the proportion with no opinion, which has doubled to 28 per cent since 1987. Among younger people aged between 18 and 34 the proportion with no opinion is higher again with 37 per cent having no view.
Asked which of the assertions came closest to their views, 35 per cent said Northern Ireland would never be reunited with the South, 6 per cent said it would be reunited in 10 years, 16 per cent in 25 years, 15 per cent in 50 years, 8 per cent in 100 years and 20 per cent had no opinion.
Probably not much different to feelings amongst people from a Catholic background in NI. In other words - yer fukked.
 

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The new Ipsos Mri poll has much to suck on but it appears the greening of the south is happening. It is less partitionist than before. Interestingly there is much more support for an United Ireland in FF than SF, and indeed FG than SF.

Some interesting views in this poll.

The link to the Irish Times report is here.

Republic takes more relaxed approach to dual identity across the Border - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 27, 2012
Do us a favour and ask the mods to edit the thread title Arty. Cheers.
 

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Do us a favour and ask the mods to edit the thread title Arty. Cheers.
If this is good news for them, I'd hate to see what bad news would look like
 

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Sinn Fein are lost at sea.
Adams call for an internal 6 County referendum on partition is also an affront to Republicans.
Partition affects both side of the border and the referendum on partition should be held on both sides.
Robinson was right about turkeys voting for Christmas.
Adams has led his party into a cul de sac on the Constitutional issue.
 

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Again there has been a steep rise in the proportion with no opinion, which has doubled to 28 per cent since 1987. Among younger people aged between 18 and 34 the proportion with no opinion is higher again with 37 per cent having no view.
Not a lot of future in Nationalism, it would appear.
 

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On principle, I don't partake in threads where even the feckin' title (!) is riddled with errors. It should be corrected.
 

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More and more drifting in the 6 towards being Northern Irish. Long term that means a United Ireland. Britishness is falling away especially amongst the young. A large majority here want a UI and that is very good news. The increasing tendency towards regionalisation in the UK and the changing of the guard that will come amongst the politicians in the 6 counties will only strengthen the bonds between North and South.
 

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It won't be fixed unless you ask; that's the policy. Please ask them to fix it, it looks stupid.
It doesn't look half as stupid as trying to dig a united Ireland out of a link that says people are comfortable with dual identities. :D
 

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It doesn't look half as stupid as trying to dig a united Ireland out of a link that says people are comfortable with dual identities. :D
It would be my sense that these two stupidities are inextricably linked.
 

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It depends on your definition of partitionist. If you define partitionist and drawing a firm line between being British and being Irish, yes, we are certainly less partitionist. We have less and less concern with the people of not defining themselves as "Irish" and long may this continue.

Here's a key quote "There is a big regional variation with people living in Dublin and Munster much less inclined than the rest to say those from the North are solely Irish. By contrast a majority living in Connacht-Ulster take the view that the people of the North are solely Irish."

Dublin tends to lead public opinion on these kind of things, those from rural parts, especially close to the border tend to be more backward in seeing the people of Northern Ireland, as they see themselves.

What is especially heartening is that it is only a minority that see a "United Ireland" happening in the next quarter of a century. Once upon a time (esp. at the time the IFS left the UK) that was seen as an inevitability. People now realise that the border will be there for the foreseeable future and they generally don't have an issue with it.
 

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Curiously, Sinn Féin voters were significantly stronger in the view that there would never be unity than supporters of other parties.
Possibly because they're more likely to have actually met Unionists?
 

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Yerra, some day when we can afford it, it would be nice. I'd be more worried about the shrill factor.
 

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More and more drifting in the 6 towards being Northern Irish. Long term that means a United Ireland. Britishness is falling away especially amongst the young. A large majority here want a UI and that is very good news. The increasing tendency towards regionalisation in the UK and the changing of the guard that will come amongst the politicians in the 6 counties will only strengthen the bonds between North and South.
I don't see any sea-change.
If anything it's become more British.
 
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