Varadakar’s call for Irish unity is mere posturing

Gudgin, Graham (2021) Varadakar’s call for Irish unity is mere posturing. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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Abstract

There was considerable irony in the timing of Leo Varadkar’s recent call for Irish Unity. He said at his party’s Ardfheis (annual conference) that he “believed in the unification of our island and believe that it can happen in my lifetime. While the views of unionists must be acknowledged, understood nd respected, no one group can have a veto on Ireland’s future”. The irony stems from a Northern Ireland poll issued a few days earlier which showed that only a quarter of those polled, and only half of northern Catholics, supported Irish Unity.

Item Type: Other
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6 July 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2022 16:54
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2022 16:54
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12875

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