Should Northern Ireland be re-partitioned?

Breanainn

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Watching yesterday's events unfold, one is left to wonder whether the gulf in NI politics has widened to the point of irretrievability. Stormont is rapidly approaching the first anniversary of its prorogation, with little or no prospect on the immediate horizon of the stalemate being bridged, fewer than 5% of NI children are enrolled in integrated education, and there are more "peace walls" erected at present than there were at any point during the Troubles. The GE results were notable for the stark demographic and geographic contrast, and if as appears, both communities are becoming more, rather than less partisan, making the functioning of institutions impossible, is a re-partitioning of NI along constitutency lines becoming imperative?
 


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3 catholic counties to the west. 3 prod counties to the east. No dole money for you if you are the wrong creed living in the wrong area. Take a decade or two to manage the movements of peoples between Derry and Belfast.

End up with the northern 'orange free state' 100% prod, true blue and loyal to the son of Captain James Hewitt.
 

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Not an option under the GFA. It's a united Ireland or a united Kingdom. Re-partition is a poisonous idea which would be seized by loyalist hardliners in the event of a united Ireland vote. It must be rejected flatly at every opportunity.
 

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And yez wonder why we thunk mexicants our stoopid...
 

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Watching yesterday's events unfold, one is left to wonder whether the gulf in NI politics has widened to the point of irretrievability. Stormont is rapidly approaching the first anniversary of its prorogation, with little or no prospect on the immediate horizon of the stalemate being bridged, fewer than 5% of NI children are enrolled in integrated education, and there are more "peace walls" erected at present than there were at any point during the Troubles. The GE results were notable for the stark demographic and geographic contrast, and if as appears, both communities are becoming more, rather than less partisan, making the functioning of institutions impossible, is a re-partitioning of NI along constitutency lines becoming imperative?
Yep - a Sea border around Rockall and you're on it
 

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Your cough will be softened when the Celtic Union of Ireland and Scotland starts to take shape ...

Pffft the Scots are mexicants in skirts...
 

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Question, Why were the counties of Fermanagh and Tyrone part of Northern Ireland in the first place. At the time of partition Only 4 of the 6 counties had a Protestant majority. Why did they have 6 counties instead of 4 in the new Northern Irish state. The argument seems to have been from a unionist side that they needed them to make NI economically viable but this has proven false. Not sure about Tyrone at partition but Fermanagh would have had more in common with the south, with it having a low-density mainly rural and agricultural society compared to the more developed and much more densly populated areas east of the Bann. This would have also helped Donegal slightly as they would have had a more direct route to the eastern side of Ireland and not been as cut off from the Republic as the current situation has them.
 

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Question, Why were the counties of Fermanagh and Tyrone part of Northern Ireland in the first place. At the time of partition Only 4 of the 6 counties had a Protestant majority. Why did they have 6 counties instead of 4 in the new Northern Irish state. The argument seems to have been from a unionist side that they needed them to make NI economically viable but this has proven false. Not sure about Tyrone at partition but Fermanagh would have had more in common with the south, with it having a low-density mainly rural and agricultural society compared to the more developed and much more densly populated areas east of the Bann. This would have also helped Donegal slightly as they would have had a more direct route to the eastern side of Ireland and not been as cut off from the Republic as the current situation has them.
I'm just happy they made that "mistake" when they did
 

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What do Ulster Unionists and Rohingya have in common, but the remaining cultural embarrassments of having been a rag tag militia for British Imperialism in its expansionary period. This should not impact on their current descendants human rights and dignity, but it should mean that rectification lies with Westminster, just as when Uganda expelled its Asian merchant population.
 

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Yes! Yes! Yes! At last an OP who agrees with me. Let's partition the 6 and after that who cares about a hard border.
 

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Watching yesterday's events unfold, one is left to wonder whether the gulf in NI politics has widened to the point of irretrievability. Stormont is rapidly approaching the first anniversary of its prorogation, with little or no prospect on the immediate horizon of the stalemate being bridged, fewer than 5% of NI children are enrolled in integrated education, and there are more "peace walls" erected at present than there were at any point during the Troubles. The GE results were notable for the stark demographic and geographic contrast, and if as appears, both communities are becoming more, rather than less partisan, making the functioning of institutions impossible, is a re-partitioning of NI along constitutency lines becoming imperative?
I was against re-partition in the past but it would be a step forward and I think the nettle should be grasped...
 

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I was against re-partition in the past but it would be a step forward and I think the nettle should be grasped...
We can see the light at the end of the tunnel now - might as well wait another few years after waiting for 100
 


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