Friday 23 August 2019

Donegal 'would be better off being part of the UK' – politician

Aurora Borealis in the sky at Linsfort Church at Malin Head
Aurora Borealis in the sky at Linsfort Church at Malin Head

A senior unionist politician has said that Donegal would be better off being part of the UK as it has been "forgotten" by the Irish Government.

John Taylor, known as Lord Kilclooney, spoke on Ocean FM this morning and said the county would benefit from becoming part of Northern Ireland due to grants from the UK.

Describing it as a "beautiful county" the former MEP claimed "many of people in Donegal have moved back into the UK in the north west or into Glasgow".

"I think Dublin ignores Donegal. It really is the hinterland of northern Ireland and it would be great to have it back in with us," he said.

When asked if he thought Donegal would be better off in the UK he said:

"I'm certain it would because it would benefit from the Block Grant from London that we already enjoy in Northern Ireland. £10bn a year we get."

The well-known politcian has also been tweeting about his views, which have drawn strong reaction from people.

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