Friday, February 28, 2014

Northern Ireland

On the Today programme this morning John Humphrys said that Northern Ireland was a mystery to most people in England.

I am not sure that this is correct.

Northern Ireland is not a mystery to me, and although I have never been there I regard it as much part of my country as Surrey or Norfolk.

If the Conservative Party were to choose an alternative name, the only acceptable choice would be the Unionist Party (it used to be the Conservative and Unionist Party - is it a coincidence that Conservative support in Scotland started to decline as the Unionist descriptor was increasingly abandoned?).

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