- Apr 23, 2010
Paisley wants Ireland re-united… under the Queen · TheJournal.ieVETERAN HARDLINE UNIONIST leader Ian Paisley has told the House of Lords he wants to see a United Ireland… as part of a United Kingdom under the control of the crown.
Making his maiden speech in the House of Lords today – a body to which he was appointed in July, under the title ‘Baron Bannside of Antrim’ – Paisley referenced a letter in today’s Irish Independent which seemed to cast throw in the towel and accept the prospect of being subsumed into the UK once more.
“I am not going to throw such a bomb as that into the House today,” the 84-year-old said, “but it’s a very good thought and, if we all came together with Her Majesty at our head, I think we would do very well.”
meh. he'd like the 32 counties in the UK. Republicans would like the 6 counties in the ROI.under the Queen
bet a few hearts raced there :lol:
Paisley wants Ireland re-united under the Queen · TheJournal.ie
If Ireland is no longer in control of her own destiny - is the GFA invalidated ?Interesting observation Cruimh. Care to elaborate a bit?
That certainly puts a new spin on things. I wonder why it hasn't come up yet, why no one has raised the possibility?If Ireland is no longer in control of her own destiny - is the GFA invalidated ?
The only options possible under the GFA are status quo and NI leaving the UK.
So - even assuming that the EU or IMF or whoever is in charge said it was OK for ROI to rejoin - and it would raise all sorts of issues about currency - and even if the UK agreed - would it be possible ?
:roll:Its not going to happen. Just because you have a wet dream about it every night doesn't automatically mean that it will come through in real life.