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And yet many, although by no means all, Northern Unionists were happy enough to ditch that shared citizenship, presumably because they were not pushed about sharing anything political with nationalists at all... even where it did not impact on their precious Union with Great Britain.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 22nd, 2019 at 01:30:06 PM EST
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Sure, because they miss the fucking civil war. Their glory days.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 22nd, 2019 at 01:59:05 PM EST
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And yet many, although by no means all, Northern Unionists were happy enough to ditch that shared citizenship ....

[As I expect you are aware], some "signifcant" unionists (strangely) recognised the value of continued EU citizenship in 2016, despite campaiging for 'Leave'.

Apply for Irish passport if you can, advises DUP MP Ian Paisley

Pity about their subsequent actions and of their friends.

by oldremainmer48 on Tue Jan 22nd, 2019 at 06:04:03 PM EST
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There is a syndrome, perhaps best described as political Schizophrenia, whereby Unionists, and even hard line unionists, see no contradiction between lambasting nationalists and the Republic at every opportunity, and yet send their kids to Trinity College Dublin, go to rugby matches in Dublin, and generally spend quite a lot of their business and leisure time "down south".

Most are uncomfortably aware that the south is thriving economically while the North is stagnating, and that their favourite stereotyping of the south as a priest ridden papal fiefdom is increasingly out of date. But never let the facts get in the way of a good slogan or a bit of "other bashing". Brexiteer bashing of the EU is very tame by comparison.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 22nd, 2019 at 09:10:53 PM EST
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