Monday 18 December 2017

Wise up and stop beating the tribal drum on unity

Brexit has not made a united Ireland more likely soon and it's dangerous to talk as if it does, says Eilis O'Hanlon

VISITING: Enda Kenny, with Donegal Mayor Terence Slowey, at the MacGill Summer School (North West Newspix)
VISITING: Enda Kenny, with Donegal Mayor Terence Slowey, at the MacGill Summer School (North West Newspix)

Eilis O'Hanlon

What are they putting in the water in Donegal? As soon as politicians cross the county line on their way to the MacGill Summer School, they seem to start spouting absurdities.

Last week, the curse of MacGill claimed two high-profile victims - the leader of Fianna Fail and the Taoiseach himself. Whoever picked out their names in the local "Who's going to make a prize chump of themselves this time?" sweepstakes has certainly cashed in big time.

First up was Micheal Martin, who hit the headlines after suggesting that the Brexit poll, in which the North voted to Remain whilst the UK as a whole voted to Leave, "may show the need to rethink current arrangements".

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