From the Archive: ‘Treating the North as just another part of Britain is ensuring that it will remain poor’
At the start of the millennium, census results indicated there could be a nationalist majority in the North within a decade or two. Seán Mac Cárthaigh and Eamon Quinn suggested we needed to think ahead
In the early 1970s, BBC Northern Ireland ran a TV studio discussion on the economies of the North and the Republic. After the politicians had their say, the experts were wheeled out to pronounce that the economics of a unified island were ludicrous.
Viewers were left in little doubt that the superior North – immortalised on Northern TV weather maps, lest viewers miss the point, as an island surrounded by the blue waters of the...
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