‘No uterus, no opinion’ is one of a range of mantras thrown around in the abortion debate. Martin O’Brien – ‘Assembly must demand return to stop abortion on demand’ (August 30) – looks male, clearly has an opinion and is definitely not afraid to share it.
For some months now, in the letters page of this paper and others, as well as across various media outlets and platforms, I have encountered many who, for their own reasons, are opposed to Sinn Féin’s abstentionist policy.
Sir Bob Salisbury appearing before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminister in March made the comment that it was an ‘enduring myth’ that Northern Ireland had one of the best education systems in Europe.
It is asserted that both Brexit and a Northern Ireland backstop are incompatible with the Good Friday Agreement, Brexit undermines the North/South strand 2 and the Northern Ireland only backstop compromising the East/West strand 3.
Leo Varadkar has made clear his opposition to a border poll in that it would reverse the historical consequence of partition and mean that there would be a significant percentage of the population of the six counties opposed to a united Ireland.