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    Getting a 404 on the David McWilliams link near the end. Think it should point to:
    http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/despite-the-duptory-deal-today-united-ireland-is-on-the-cards-we-must-have-a-plan/

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      Thanks for the heads-up, David.

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    I think readers outside the UK might not fully appreciate why ‘any referendum on all-Ireland unity would be “dangerous”’. Even the Guardian article does not mention the issue that immediately comes to mind if you live in UK, namely religion.

    Unlike the wall between two Germanys, the separation between Northern and Southern parts of Ireland is not simply geographical. There are “peace walls” separating parts of the City of Belfast in Northern Ireland, too – see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_lines

    The mistrust between Cathoilc and Protestant believers, which is so evident in Northern Ireland, is much less prevalent in the Irish republic where the great majority of the population is Catholic (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland)

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      Thanks John, good point, I’ll formulate a phrase to explain the sectarian danger.

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    @Pasty_Face
    18m18 minutes ago
    Replying to @WikiTribune

    It should read “six counties”, not “six provinces”, under the map.

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      Thank you Steve, correct, I’ll get on to that.

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    Jonathan, could you make a note where you are adding material – make it clear it is yours, when the story is still in bones form.

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