Why Yates is far from alone in his anti-‘Nordie’ point of view

Despite aspiring to a united Ireland, many people ‘down here’ privately share radio host Ivan Yates’s prejudice. We should ditch the partitionism and realise that, in a republic, all citizens must be equal

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Elaine Byrne

10th March, 2019

Ivan Yates has an endearing quality, if you can call it that: he has a hands-up approach to acknowledging his prejudices.

To be fair to the former government minister, these are very often the same biases and antipathies that many Irish people privately hold, but don’t admit to in public. God have mercy on our souls, which masquerade with superficial united Ireland aspirations.

Example number one: the partitionist mindset which has contaminated public...

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