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United Irelanders or Unionists – who’s living in Never-never land?

On 18th January, irishborderpoll.com hosted an online debate about who has the best handle on the Unity question. Our guest speakers were Ruth Dudley Edwards, Kevin Meagher and Professor Jon Tonge. Watch the discussion below…

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Time to face the past

Pauline Hadaway argues that British people need to confront their own history and join with Irish people, from every part of Ireland, to put the past to rights. “There was a lot promised initially, a lot hoped for…so many things could have happened. We could have had a coin, we could have had a stamp. […]

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The Irish border question: can the Union survive?

Watch this debate which was hosted by irishborderpoll.com at the Battle of Ideas festival in London on Sunday 10th October. Speakers Mick Fealty, founding editor, Slugger O’Toole Andrée Murphy, columnist; Belfast Media Group and Belfast Telegraph; board member, Ireland’s Future Peter Ramsay, professor of law, London School of Economics and Political Science; author, The Insecurity […]

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Answering the British Question with a United Ireland

Peter Ramsay is Professor of Law at The London School of Economics and a founding member of The Full Brexit. He was one of four panelist’s speaking at irishborderpoll.com debate, The Irish Border Question: Can The Union Survive?  It took place on Sunday October 10th as part of the Battle of Ideas festival in London. […]

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Debating irish unity and the state of the union

As Irishborderpoll.com in association with the Academy of Ideas prepares to debate the Irish border and state of the union at the Battle of Ideas festival on Sunday 10th October, we thought this an opportune moment to introduce you to our previous debate for those who have not yet seen it. This featured unionist Peter […]

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Why British Brexiters Should Back Ireland’s Unification

irishborderpoll.com welcomes every opportunity to widen the debate on Irish unity. Hence our thanks to Brexit supporters Peter Ramsay and Pauline Hadaway, British academics based in London and Liverpool respectively who argue the case for Irish unity. They contend that Irish reunification is the precondition for real democracy in Britain. By Peter Ramsay and Pauline Hadaway […]

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Get Involved In The Irish Unity Campaign

Martin Luther King declared that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. At the centenary of partition his words are apposite. One hundred years of misery, injustice and dysfunctionality are of course nothing to celebrate. But on this centenary there has never been a more exciting time to be […]

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Polls show Unionism in disarray, as two-thirds back a border poll

Of course, fourth place does not even merit a podium spot. Not a point about the Paralympics, you understand, merely a reflection on this weekend’s LucidTalk opinion poll for the Belfast Telegraph, which has the Democratic Unionists not only trailing Sinn Fein by a massive 12 points, but also dragging along behind the other two […]

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The GFA’s ‘east-west’ relationship doesn’t belong to Unionists

Friendly rivalries aside, there was much for the Irish to admire about England’s recent performance in the European Championship. Gareth Southgate’s understatement and modesty for a start. And although it was not a move that was to everyone’s tastes, the players’ decision to “take the knee” was at least a well-intentioned gesture in solidarity with […]

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Paradox

Ray Bassett is an advocate of Reunification. However he contends that the EU suffocates freedom and that in a new Ireland  sovereignty would continue to be undermined in an increasingly Federal E.U. lacking meaningful mechanisms of accountability. Is there a danger that in exiting British rule we swap British empire for EU empire? Bassett’s scepticism […]