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Irish unity assessment deserving of drenching with ice-cold water

Seamus Mallon (May 17) gives encouragement and succour to the ‘never, never, never, no, no, no’ intransigent culture of unionism and adds to the long-fingered approach to Irish unity which has been the hallmark of many Irish politicians over the years – Conor Cruise O’Brien, Fitzgerald, Cooney and co – who on more than one occasion pleaded with the Brits not to desert us.