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Big Think: The Repartition Of Ireland

The British Occupied North of Ireland
The British Occupied North of Ireland or the real Northern Ireland 48% Protestant, 47% British

Big Think is one of my favourite websites dedicated to, well, big thinking. It deals with all sorts of ideas and scenarios for the 21st century as well as touching upon the more obscure aspects of culture, science and even geography. So imagine my surprise to be greeted with this headline in the Strange Maps section: “619 – Is Ulster Doomed? Scenarios for Repartition

Yikes! Actually it’s not too bad an article examining the concept of the repartition of the island-nation of Ireland, a plan trotted out every now and again by politicians from the British Unionist minority in the north-east of the country and by their right-wing nationalist allies in Britain. Of course those who favour it the most (aside from the late Margaret Thatcher during her tenure as British prime minister) are the members of the British terror factions who drew up several detailed plans in the 1970s and early 1990s charting the manner in which it could be accomplished. Basically the plan was mass ethnic cleansing of the Irish Nationalist population of the counties of Antrim, Down and parts of Armagh and Derry (something Thatcher advocated too in her own way, unsurprisingly).

The article is well worth reading, not least for the many mentions of the late and sorely missed Irish blogger Horseman and his website “Ulster Is Doomed”. He long ago predicted the slow demographic death of “Northern Ireland” and so far his predictions have proved true.

10 comments on “Big Think: The Repartition Of Ireland

  1. The behaviour of late makes you wonder if repartition is maybe a good idea after all

  2. no temporary joint sovreignty is the way forward

    • Joint-sovereignty as transitional? But that has already been ruled out via the Belfast Agreement ’98, has it not? Its one or t’other?

      • What do you mean “Its one or t’other? I understood re.partition had been ruled out. But I may be mistaken. If power-sharing doesn’t work – and it doesn’t – then what’s the option?
        PS Congratulations on your nominations!! You deserve them! hope you win both categories! best wishes on the night!

        • I mean that the Belfast Agreement is fairly restrictive in what can be done. Though arguably St. Andrews turned all that writ in stone stuff on its head. I wouldn’t be adverse myself to a transitional joint-sovereignty. It would certainly be a better sell with most Republicans.

          Thanks for that. And thank you for reading and contributing. Much appreciated.

  3. How profoundly depressing : any future United Ireland depends on a sectarian head-count, just as the creation of Northern Ireland depended on a sectarian head-count. No mention of the economy, a new political system, new flag, new anthem, etc, just count the Prods and Non-Prods. As for re-partition, no point reading the article cited, as it’s clearly fantasy. The end of partition : has oil been discovered off the Mayo coast?

    • Ginger, I actually agree. But that is the Belfast Agreement in a nutshell, unfortunately. It should be more than that, it should be a clear goal and slow progress towards reunification that gives everyone a chance to participate and shape the future All-Ireland state they want. I’d rather a twenty year crawl to a reunited Ireland that allows everyone to come to terms with it than simply a 50% +1 vote that all parties have signed up to. One day London rule, the very next day Dublin rule. An exaggeration but the point stands.

  4. How about an RoI/ Independent Scotland condominion? 😉

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