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UK delays Northern Ireland election in hope of progress in EU talks

By Sachin Ravikumar and Amanda Ferguson

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It's going to cause all sorts of issues if Northern Ireland rejoins Ireland as a whole. Anyone born in the North will possibly loose their UK Citizenship - but potentially gain a European one through an Irish Passport - assuming that they can prove they were born to Parents who were also born in Ireland...

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JTC, one may obtain citizenship in some European nations like Italy simply by proving they are of that nation's ancestry even if they were born elsewhere and hold another nation's citizenship. Once they have satisfied that ancestry requirement and have, for example, an Italian citizenship and Italian passport that individual is entitled to all the rights of any other citizen of an EU member nation. They would be free travel, work and live anywhere within the Schengen Zone. The same would be true of anyone holding an Irish citizenship, regardless of where they or their parents were born.

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Experienced analysts say that the DUP's refusal to take their seats is more to do with the fact that they cant deal with being second to Sinn Fein, but that they also know that the average unionist voters are less dogmatic on this and parties such as Aliance, the UUP and PBP wil take seats off them.

That's what they don't want the election. They'd be put back even further behind Sinn Fein who were the ones calling for the election because they are on a roll and are the largest party both north and also south of the border. The times have changed. it seems the majority of the 'people' north and south want a united Ireland, although the majority of the 'unionists' don't.

DT & JTC: Presently most unionists actually have a British passport and an Irish passport already (that's including many of the most staunch unionists, believe it or not). In any future United Ireland that same type of practical arrangement would be made/replicated across a wide variety of areas, as part of an inclusive dispensation allowing the people of NI a lot more benefits than the people in the rest of Ireland. A united Ireland would be neither a unionist or nationalist but an inclusive nation.

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