Brian Feeney – ‘Some unionists have blind spot for political opinions of academics’ (November 6) – points out that any opinions expressed by academics that question the union or talk about Irish unification are ‘vehemently’ objected to and the reputations of those academics vilified.
As an occasional contributor to the Letters to the Editor page I would be particularly anxious to defend the right of everyone to contribute their opinions and/or to comment on, challenge or criticise my submissions.
While Brexit negotiations have focussed on, and foundered on, the Irish border problem and the location of wet or dry trade borders between Northern Ireland (NI) and Great Britain (GB), NI has been blind to a more critical scenario.
In recent times there has been a number newspaper articles continuing headlines regarding the unification of Ireland, including that relating to a letter containing 1,000 signatures, as published in The Irish News and The Irish Times (November 4), from an elitist group calling itself ‘Ireland’s future’.
Commentators of all shades have enthused a plethora of opinions on the unceasing saga of Brexit and the potential ramifications this British/Tory/ERG inspired Hari-Kari will have on ‘the north of Ireland’.
We now know that the British parliament’s imposition, requested by Sinn Féin and the SDLP leader has become law in Northern Ireland and a great many of our people will know the consequences of this. It is undoubtedly true that the pro-abortion lobby has scored a significant victory in their terms in achieving this result.