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Well, Frank, I'm about as far from an optimist as it's possible to get, but I think NI has had a taste of peace and likes the flavor.  The DUPes are allowed to make a lot of noise, but how much of their support is solid?  NI doesn't exist in the UK without massive subsidies, and how forthcoming will those be under a hard-right Tory regime?  Add into the mix the social changes of the last 20 years, including the Republic's massive liberalization and most of NI's population discovering it can get on nicely with the southern neighbors, thank you very much.  So when NI finally has to face the issue that has been looming for a century, is it more likely to reboot The Troubles or to tell Ever Littler England to keep itself and its attitudes on the other side of the Irish Sea?
by rifek on Sun Jun 16th, 2019 at 04:46:32 AM EST
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