UNIONISM AND THE MONARCHY
It is easy to understand old school Unionism in NI. There are racial , tribal and Religious ties that bond the Unionistpopulation of NI to Great Britain.
The strand of faith that is most difficult to understand for Southerners is the allegiance to the Monarchy
The monarchy is essentially an English construct , with German and Pan European connections to an uber class of aristocracy. No Northern Irish person has ever been a part of it , or ostensibly gained very much from its existence.
It is a vastly expensive luxury institution.
London gains from its existence as a tourist attraction. Perhaps the Royal connection offers some benefits to Scotland also.
But what does it offer to Northern Ireland a unionists.
Is there a percentage of the Unionist Population that is anti monarchist ?
Your thoughts gratefully received.