Now that everyone's absorbed the news, and mostly got their feelings off their chest re Brexit (said my bit on Elegrans brilliant thread). Something has been niggling away at the back of my mind all day. Now while I never had a lot of time for Tony Blair back in the day, I will always give credit where credit is due (my opinion of course) and it was a huge relief when he turned the other cheek, and for 'the greater good' gave Northern Ireland what others had always refused to do (rightly or wrongly) political powers and for the most part, peace has reigned. I won't begin to be so arrogant as to say I understand the many aspects of Irish politics. I can only say I grew up in a climate of fear and bombings, so (please leave IS out of this thread if you can) it seemed a solution, that did in some ways leave a nasty taste in the mouth for putting aside previous terrorist activities, but found a solution for peace. I think most of us, when deciding our leave or remain vote, chewed over the economy, law, immigration, but I for one, didn't consider the potential backlash that a decision to leave could have on Irish politics (I don't regret my decision). It really concerns me, and has been niggling away at the back of my mind since it was announced this morning that N.I. politicians have said they now want to see a united Ireland. All I can say is, I pray this does not stir up passions that inflame a now peaceful situation and return us to the days of conflict. Any views?
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