Quote of the Day | 1107

What, today, is the point of Northern Ireland? Built for perpetual war to keep the British in Ireland, it has lost its war, and with it the enormous, animating reservoirs of feeling and meaning that kept the “Prods” loyal. The barracks are gone, the stations empty hulks. Peace brought multinationals and chain stores, and the town centers grew deathly quiet. The bunting, flags and murals still appear in some Protestant heartlands, if local councils don’t dare to remove them. But they cut a faded figure in just another north British region struggling to lure investors with lower corporate taxes.

Richard Seymour, ‘The Last Gasp of Northern Ireland ‘


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