- Oct 7, 2011
There are ways around that. It's not that it is a mystery to us what they will want anyway but negotiations have unique ability to extract the maximum from each party in a way that no other processes can. One way to probe this would be to have an exploratory, non binding referendum first(no-before your next wisecrack-not like f**king Brexit)-a real non-binding referendum to clear the air and let the coming united Ireland show its inevitable face if that is what the poll returns. Then we can talk about what actually happens.Unfortunately to make all these plans you need cooperation. What seems to be happening is a blank denial of reality by unionist politicians with each being afraid of the Lundy tag. Therefore no-one will talk about the elephant in the room. So the nationalists make plans and then get accused of exclusion. When unionists are invited to participate they refuse as if by acknowledging the elephant it will become real.