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June 15, 2005



Blimey Andrew - your coming over all 'Felix Quigley' again. Be more like David, and give us your views on a much wider range of issues. I know your time is precious with your new job commitments, but er , we got the message long ago about your take on the whole 'Irish question?!' let us hear your views on (for eaxample) Nicaraguan urban development and it's impact on central American socio-economic relations :)



What was the basis for the inclusion of Fermanagh, Tyrone, south Armagh, south Down and the City of Derry in Northern Ireland in the first place as local majorities in those areas did not want to be "torn" from the then Free State?


How accurate do you think these figures are given that the following are the results of their question on political parties.
Which Northern Ireland political party would you support?

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 21
Social Democratic & Labour Party (SDLP) 17
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 16
Alliance Party 5
Sinn Fein 9
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 0
Women's Coalition 1
Other party (specify) 1
(None) 26
Other answer (specify) 3
(Don't know) 1

beano @ Everything Ulster

FO - bare in mind that this was presumably a survey that actively sought people's opinion's about their preferred party, rather than waiting for them to come to a polling station. It therefore wouldn't necessarily reflect election results, since both Sinn Fein and DUP supporters are, I believe anyway, more likely to vote.

Andrew McCann


The figures for party preferences do not show a continuum over three decades. The figures for constitutional preferences do, and they are far too numerous to be discarded.

Danny Giesbrecht

Of course the majority in NI want to retain the Union.
Why would anyone think otherwise?

I also wonder why Tyrone or Fermanagh were included in NI? I would think there were more unionists in Donegal at the time.

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