Drastic measures to end Stormont crisis
WHEN will the majority of English MPs wake up to the looming crisis of Northern Island? Their self-satisfied arrogance concerning the future of Northern Ireland is also mirrored by their ignorance of Welsh and Scottish concerns and priorities.
I am afraid this right-wing Government is again creating trouble by being handcuffed to the ultra-unionist UDP.
What should or could happen to break the stalemate of a hamstrung Stormont? Should the Westminster Government warn the parties that their failure to revive Stormont will lead to new elections, giving the people of Northern Ireland a chance to make their views known by asking “Should your country join the Republic and the EU or remain under Westminster rule?”
I am sure many of the counties would vote to join the Republic and EU. This would leave a small part of Northern Ireland attached to England. A short border would be easier to police but the consequences also would be the end of Stormont and a certain number (to be decided) of elected MPs at Westminster.
Of course, I’m dreaming, but who knows? Some dreams could prove prophetic!