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    Now that the census has given everyone straws to spin how shall we weave the web? While i may play the little englunger in order to rise a few on here in realty i am a moderate PUL. I am delighted with the growth of those who identify themselves as Northern Irish it's how i identify myself (to anyone who asks including the census).
    Like it or not everyone in OWC has grown up in a unique situation which makes us neither truly British or Irish, and no amount of rhetoric from either 'side' can change that reality. So as we slowly crawl towards normalization i look forward to the far off day when there are no sides, just Northern Irish. Hurley on the Shankill and Lambegs on the Falls...
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    Nec Aspera Terrent..Is Tuaisceart-Éireannach mé. Má tá meas agat ar mo chultúr, beidh meas agam ar do chultúr.

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    I`m delighted that there is now just a 3% gap between Protestants and Catholics in the north as opposed to almost a 10% difference in 2001.
    It`s really great that 46% identify themselves as Irish/Northern Irish which exceeds the 45% Catholic population number. Just 40% see themselves as british now. It`s good to see Protestants as members of not only the SDLP but also of SF now. Times are a changing and Joint Sovereignty is a fair compromise for a shared future until we reach the stage of a border poll and the reunification of our country in the next decade or so.

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    chara if the census has proved anything it has proved it is no longer solely a sectarian head count, regardless of anyone's views that is a step in the right direction...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Global Justice View Post
    An Orange man is a moderate?
    in a band too, go figure...
    Nec Aspera Terrent..Is Tuaisceart-Éireannach mé. Má tá meas agat ar mo chultúr, beidh meas agam ar do chultúr.

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    Agreed. I have met Protestant nationalists and plenty more who are neutral on the union with Britain but I have never met a catholic unionist and in the current climate with loyalist thugs rampaging the streets, I don`t think I ever will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Global Justice View Post
    An Orange man is a moderate?

    You posed a very easy question to answer there Global

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    Quote Originally Posted by sowhat View Post
    Agreed. I have met Protestant nationalists and plenty more who are neutral on the union with Britain but I have never met a catholic unionist and in the current climate with loyalist thugs rampaging the streets, I don`t think I ever will.

    There are some on this board sir, but I think they reside in the ROI, not nice folk can I also add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    Now that the census has given everyone straws to spin how shall we weave the web? While i may play the little englunger in order to rise a few on here in realty i am a moderate PUL. I am delighted with the growth of those who identify themselves as Northern Irish it's how i identify myself (to anyone who asks including the census).
    Like it or not everyone in OWC has grown up in a unique situation which makes us neither truly British or Irish, and no amount of rhetoric from either 'side' can change that reality. So as we slowly crawl towards normalization i look forward to the far off day when there are no sides, just Northern Irish. Hurley on the Shankill and Lambegs on the Falls...
    Dia agus Uladh
    Unfortunately mate, I think something better will have to be done with the constitutional situation before that will ever happen. We have to go halfers buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickeymac View Post
    There are some on this board sir, but I think they reside in the ROI, not nice folk can I also add.
    I think they would more aptly be called Partitionists who usually reside in FG..a possible merger candidate for the DUP after the next census when the jig`s up

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