A cry out of the depths of history

Prominent Northern nationalists appeal to Varadkar not to abandon them as they were abandoned in the past by the South

17th December, 2017
Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. ‘Surely this is now a London/Dublin matter. It’s time for the two governmentsto become involved directly’ Pic: Getty

Last Monday, a group of 200 nationalists from the North published an open letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Irish News. It was an appeal to Dublin, that as the Brexit crisis seemed to level all political institutions in its path, not to abandon them.

The group included academics, lawyers, media people, sports personalities and artists and few were already politically visible. It was a poignant and unusual letter, a political first in that it...

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