I think the Queen visiting Ireland is an overwhelmingly good thing. It suggests that a majority of the Irish and and a large majority of its ruling class no longer hate the British. Good.
But there was one thing that disturbed me: the Queen laying a wreath at the memorial to the dead of the Irish War of Independence.
Quick analysis time.
What was on offer before the war:
Devolution excluding Ulster
What was accepted after the war:
Dominion status excluding Ulster
Was it worth it?
Even if I were properly, Gaelic Irish and a passionate believer in Irish independence I’d have to say no.Permalink • Feedback (0) • Ulster