Thursday, December 3, 2009

Time for a united Ireland?

Now that Fianna Fail has spread its tentacles north of the border to Fermanagh, the SDLP’s deputy leader reckons its time to start talking about a united Ireland.

Alasdair McDonnell believes the time has come to move the debate on a united Ireland forward.

“We predicted that political change would come in an agreed Ireland and it is beginning to happen,” he said.

“The fact is that there is a great hunger in our people for all-Ireland politics.”

“Almost all the political parties on this island grew directly or indirectly out of the constitutional conflict of the early 20th century.”

“That conflict is now over, there is a new dispensation of consent and we must have a new political conversation.”

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