Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Mechanisms of a United Ireland

Here's a question arising from a conversation with Mick: people are always banging on about a dreamlike United Ireland but, in institutional terms, what precisely would the unification of the two states entail?

I've had some thoughts about this already (for example, would the people of NI be forced to abandon the NHS and adopt Ireland's dodgy healthcare system? Would they suffer the lazy predations of Eircom?) but don't have to time to post on the subject. I might do so if I have time in the next few days. Maybe I miss Young Irelander, but I'd be curious to know what you think.

Update: Paul has found a link to an interesting article in the Blanket. Lots to think about here.

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