Check out “Northern Protestants: Time For a United Ireland?”!

Monday 5th December, 2022.

Is it time to ditch the misnomer ‘PUL Community’ when, since Brexit, increasing numbers of Protestants publicly reject the Union in favour of a United Ireland? Northern Protestant Claire Mitchell argues in her new book The Ghost Limb that there is a growing community of Protestants who wish to reclaim the Enlightenment spirit of 1798 and the United Irishmen? Is Claire correct or does she exaggerate the degree to which significant numbers of Protestants are open to the debate about Unity?

As the tectonic plates of the Union shift, Belfast Protestant Geoff Bell in his new book The Twilight of Unionism argues we are witnessing the decline of Ulster Unionism and good riddance to it. But at a time when opinion polls show support rising again for the DUP is there a danger that pronouncements on Unionist decline are premature and ill judged?

Protestant Ben Collins was once a unionist but disillusioned with Brexit and the state of pro-union politics he now campaigns for a United Ireland. In his new book Irish Unity he sets out the political, social and economic benefits of removing the border on the island of Ireland once and for all. He contends that Brexit is a game changer, prompting many Protestants to ask, “might I be better off in a New Ireland”? But is Ben right? Are growing numbers of Protestants really open to the conversation on Irish Unity? Join the debate and find out.

Should we view Claire, Geoff and Ben as outliers or as representative of a significant strand of Protestant thinking? Finally, to what extent does fear of being labelled a ‘Lundie’ still deter Protestants from raising their heads above the Constitutional parapet and joining the conversation?

Come join our zoom debate with Claire, Geoff and Ben, moderated by Kevin Meagher.

With many thanks to: Irish Border Poll and Claire Mitchell, Ben Collins and Geoff Bell for the original publication.

Follow this link below to to find out more on this event and take part and register for free….

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/northern-protestants-time-for-a-united-ireland-tickets-471754689977?aff=eand

1/ Rejectionist Unionism is still grappling with the cold reality of modernity and loss of veto on the affairs and control of the previously subordinated minority, exposing their insatiable need to kettle & police their neighbours as enemies. The anti-GFA Dup have always been

2/ against powersharing.
Brexit offered the opportunity to turn the clock back to pre-1972 supremacist regime hegemony. It backfired spectacularly now Brexit is ravaging unionism itself.
The DUP don’t want any deal. They wanted a border!
They got one, but not the one they wanted.

3/3 The mindset has landed us all with the inevitable confirmation that bigots themselves are incapable of understanding.
That this place is a failed political backwater stewing in the stale juices of empire & sectarianism, an experiment receiving its last rights in real time.

NI border has never been clearer- UK security is paramount following Leave vote 

The final ballots were hardly finished being counted when two big losers in the EU referendum, the SNP and Sinn Fein, began a rather transparent attempt to gain some political capital out of the result.  The SNP argued that there should be a second Independence referendum in Scotland, whilst Sinn Fein demanded a border poll […]

NI border has never been clearer- UK security is paramount following Leave vote 

1/ An Ombudsman’s report details how DUP-founded and set up ‘Ulster Resistance’ which then partnered with the UDA & UVF to buy guns & grenades with stolen bank robbery cash, it would lead to mass murder & mayhem across the north.

2/ ‘Journalists arrived at Ulster Hall, after hearing that the rally was being convened to mobilise what the next day’s newspapers described as a “secret army”
They were refused entry, but a young DUP press officer called Nigel Dodds emerged to hand out leaflets’

3/..but this was just the start….

4/…later to be confirmed.

5/5 Conspiracy as ‘RUC Special Branch, BA Intelligence, & MI5 Secret Service, used their combined agents within loyalism to rearm loyalist paramilitaries with weapons imported from South Africa.
At the heart of the plot was the DUP’s Ulster Resistance’

An untold part of the collusion jigsaw in Loughinisland

L.A.D & The Loyalist Lie

The Stormont Circus, LADFLEG When I first wrote this article in September 2016, I submitted it to a popular political commentary platform believing it to be worthy of consideration for sharing. I didn’t receive a response to my email but was politely told later by one of the editors that my piece was “not academic […]

L.A.D & The Loyalist Lie

@EoinTennysonIt’s not the Protocol, but the DUP that is destroying Northern Ireland, damaging our public services and hurting people who live here.We need to reform our institutions and end ransom politics for good.

#VoteJeffreyGetJamie

If there is another election don’t let the DUP fool you once again with their lies #VoteJeffreyGetJamie

IF Carlsberg done the protocol protests they probably wouldn’t ask the PSNI if loyalist paramilitaries had been involved.

http://seachranaidhe-irishandproud.blogspot.com/2022/10/if-carlsberg-done-protocol-protests.html

ERG Conservative MP Steve Baker says the new PM must ‘carry through the current NI Protocol policy’.

He suggests that if the current policy is not carried through the “Eurosceptics would implode the government”.

#Ridge: trib.al/dwvcRFT

http://seachranaidhe-irishandproud.blogspot.com/2022/10/steve-baker-comments-on-sky-news-were.html?m=1

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