Monday 23 April 2018

EU leaves membership door ajar in generous gesture to the North

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a press conference during the EU leaders summit in Brussels over the weekend Photo: JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images
Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a press conference during the EU leaders summit in Brussels over the weekend Photo: JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images
John Downing

John Downing

So, could this EU-UK divorce pull in opposite directions on both islands in the European Union's north-western extremity?

On this, 'John Bull's Other Island', we could become 'A Nation Once Again'. Meanwhile, back on JB's main island, disunity may ensue, as Scotland peels off leaving a very "dis-United Kingdom".

A year ago, this writer would have said that the possible combination of both propositions - Scottish independence and Irish unity - was most unlikely, tending towards the impossible.

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