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Britain considered North withdrawal

The British government considered transferring large tracts of the North to the Republic in 1974, state papers just released by the National Archives in London and Dublin reveal.

1st January, 2005

The British government considered transferring large tracts of the North to the Republic in 1974, state papers just released by the National Archives in London and Dublin reveal. The then British prime minister Harold Wilson considered complete withdrawal from the North, and giving the Six Counties dominion status within the Commonwealth.

Detailed studies of the implications of withdrawing from the North and redrawing the border were undertaken by Irish officials who anticipated three possible repartitions:

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