English nationalism could result in a united Ireland

English nationalism could result in a united Ireland
Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, addresses Labour leader Ed Miliband during the recent British election debate Picture: Getty

The people of Britain are contemplating the destruction of their country

Birmingham is many things, but as a city to visit, I have yet to find its attraction. It is home to one of the biggest Irish populations in Britain. In the pretty run-down inner suburbs of south Birmingham, the Kerryman and the Dubliner pubs face each other on either side of the road from the airport. When my dad was a kid during World War II, most of the working population of Dun Laoghaire worked full time – but they worked full time in Birmingham not Dublin. Much to Mr de Valera’s chagrin, they worked in the factories of the RAF producing planes for the eventual Allied victory over Germany.

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