Dr John Coulter in a recent article on The Pensive Quill raised the issue of the economic and social meltdown in the 26 county state necessitating Republicans accepting that integration with the British state may be the only answer to the situation.
I would disagree with John; hitching yourself to a more nuanced version of what has destroyed you is never a route forward. There is definitely a version of Cameron’s ‘Eton Rifles’ in Ireland who realise their survival, on their terms, is dependant on having a strong backup from their philosophical cousins across the water. The other ninety per cent of people on the island need a new radical departure from what has gone before.
It would seem even if political connection did come to pass a large section of the British population would not notice. In a survey released in March 2012 carried out by the major British Tour operator “Journeys of Distinction” one in five of the 2,000 members of the British public surveyed could not name the constituent countries of the United Kingdom.