No Border in the Irish Sea The Northern Ireland Protocol
By Fra Hughes
Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right. This was the rallying war cry of political unionism and it’s armed supporters in loyalist paramilitaries during the partition of Ireland in the early 20th century.
There have been many similar invocations of this settler colonial mindset throughout Irish history, together with a veto on progress within Irish Society and around Irish reunification. Blood-curdling war cries of No Surrender, No Lundy Traitors, No sellouts, No Anglo-Irish Agreement 1985, No Good Friday Agreement 1998, and most recently No Border in the Irish Sea 2021.
The ever-present threat of Loyalist violence is promoted by the Unionist political establishment. It uses the threat of armed loyalism, combined with its continued Veto, granted by successive British government’s for generations, this duopoly of political and paramilitary power is used to prevent any progress on…
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